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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

“Version 7 is a fresh, faster new vision for PHP. Don't let old opinions, and critics' disgust for their own code written years ago sway you from giving PHP a try.” — @syntaxseed dev.to/syntaxseed/the-state-of

The Abolish Narrow Margins RFC has passed, representing the first major change to the PHP project voting process since 2011. wiki.php.net/rfc/abolish-narro

@galvao @robert I was finally able to get around to uploading these into the system:

:apache: :mariadb: :postgresql: :linux: :neos:

Composer says "Package phpunit/phpunit-mock-objects is abandoned, you should avoid using it. No replacement was suggested"

Any suggestions here?

Drupal Security Bug is to do with Rest API
Update now available

Also remember to check Drupal 7 modules as thats not a core update, but modules that have moved into core.

‪“What the Ã�©Ð”ã° is going on!?” Kevin Smith talks us out of charset hell at this month’s user group meeting.‬

friendsofphp.org has published an open API allowing you to search for and see events for local PHP user groups around the world. They include data from a variety of sources (not just Meetup).

More details here: tomasvotruba.cz/blog/2019/01/2

@phpc glad that you ask ;) But seriously, it’s a free and Open Source PHP CMS (neos.io), for example used to run 1und1.de/ It’s not well known in the America yet, but on the rise here in Europe (we have a Fontawesome icon 😊). And, yeah, full disclosure, I founded it some years ago. But of course, adding the logo only makes sense when people talk about it and know it. So, feel free to add or ignore.

I often get new WordPress work that I don’t have time to take on, but I don’t know any other WordPress developers.

If you know any really great WordPress developers or are one yourself, please let me know so I can send them/you work!

PHP question: It looks like it's possible to "use", and therefore alias, a namespaced constant. Is there any way to do the same thing with a namespaced class constant?

“According to Jenny Wong at WordCamp US, is committed to dropping 5 support by the end of 2019. She also says that the team could aim for a minimum of PHP 7.2 by the end of 2019.”


@galvao No preferred size. The bigger the better, from a resolution standpoint. 50kb is the hard limit on file size.

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