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What's the latest PHP version?

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Jun. 2, 2020

It seems like a simple question with a simple answer: the latest PHP version currently is PHP 7.4. However! If you want to know more inside information about how PHP's lifecycle is managed, keep on reading!# Levels of supportPHP versions are grouped in three levels of support: active, security fixe…


What's new in PHP 8

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on May. 28, 2020

PHP 8 will be released on December 3, 2020. It's a new major version, which means that it will introduce some breaking changes, as well as lots of new features and performance improvements. PHP 8 is in very active development right now, with its first alpha expected on June 18, 2020.Because of the …


Improvements on Laravel Nova

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on May. 26, 2020

# A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…Laravel Nova was launched on 22nd August 2018, asthe official administration panel for Laravel web applications.That was Taylor Otwell making the presentation atthe Laracon US 2018, and since then Nova has evolved a lot, offering a better a UI experience,…


PHP 7.4 in 7 code blocks

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on May. 23, 2020

PHP 7.4, the last edition in the 7.* series, brings lots of new and handy changes. This post lists the highlights, though there's much more to this release. You can read all about the full release in this post about what's new in PHP 7.4.array_map( fn(User $user) => $user->id, $users);A…


The IKEA effect

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on May. 21, 2020

# The sparkA few days ago while I was browsing the forums, I stumbled across a discussion that was the spark for this article.In short the OP was having problems with an expensive query and trying his best to optimize it.The thread had a lot of responses suggesting ways of optimizing the query like…