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Installing PHP 7.1

Written by colinodell.com - Blog / Original link on Dec. 2, 2016

PHP 7.1 has been released, bringing some great new features and enhancements to the language such as nullable types, the iterable pseudo-type, catching multiple exceptions, and much more. Here's a brief guide on how to install PHP 7.1 on several different operating systems: Ubuntu 14.04 - 16.10: PH…


Installing PHP 7.0

Written by colinodell.com - Blog / Original link on Dec. 4, 2015

Installing PHP 7.0 is easier than ever. Here are instructions for installing the latest version on different platforms: PHP 5.x Conflicts You may encounter conflicts if you already have PHP 5.x installed. If so, make sure to completely remove PHP 5.x from your system before installing 7.0. On Ubunt…


Five Lesser-Known Features of PHP 7

Written by colinodell.com - Blog / Original link on Dec. 2, 2015

With the imminent release of PHP 7 on the horizon, I thought it would be cool to check out some of the lesser-known features coming with the 7.0.0 release: 1. Array constants in define() PHP 5.6 added the ability to define array constants on classes by using the const keyword: const LUCKY_NUMBERS =…