If you’re joining us, why not introduce yourself? Tag your toot with #introductions and pin it to your profile.
My history goes back to 2003, when Chris Shiflett launched the phpcommunity.org project. We wanted to provide a hub for the PHP community. We built up a great community on Freenode IRC (we’re in #phpc). Nowadays, @ramsey manages the PHPC accounts & domains and is working to launch a non-profit for the PHP community.
More info here: https://benramsey.com/projects/php-community/
ICYMI @omerida looks forward to when Elephpants can congregate again in "The Physical Herd" https://24daysindecember.net/2020/12/06/the-physical-herd/
It's only 17 days till our last post for this year. We're still looking for contributors for this year's edition, so if you have something to share, please do get in touch. https://24daysindecember.net/2020/10/30/share-your-story-with-the-phpamily/ #24DaysInDecember
For Cyber Monday, we’re offering PHP 8.0 for free! Go download it today! https://www.php.net/releases/8.0/en.php
All of PHP 7.2 and earlier are now EOL! These versions will no longer receive security updates or bug fixes. It’s time to upgrade! https://php.net/eol.php
Note that PHP 7.2 is EOL in 3 days. After that, it will no longer receive security updates from the PHP project team. Upgrade now!
I was kinda worried that some bit of the php.net website wasn't going to cope well with the new major version number (due to some quirks in our data structures), but it carried on like a champ.
PHP is really good at running really bad code really well.... even when that bad code is the php.net website.
We had a great panel of people last night at azPHP! All about PHP8!
We recently performed a massive purge of spam accounts on this instance, and we've temporarily disabled signups. Many apologies for the inconvenience!
If you have friends or colleagues who wish to join us on phpc.social, you may generate a link to invite them at https://phpc.social/invites.
Let us know if you have any questions!
Here's the list of changes in the new #PHP 8.0 alpha
Lots of deprecated functions/methods are now removed. Many existing functions behave differently
These are basically breaking changes for anyone still using any branch older than 7.2
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Open source. Open community. We are dedicated to building and enriching the PHP community.