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Very special thank you to @pollita and @carusogabriel, release managers, and to all the contributors who put in countless hours to make PHP 8 possible! 🥳🎉🎊🍾

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Getting the Thanksgiving meal prepped for PHP 8.0.0 release day.

If you’re on Board Game Arena, I’ve set up a PHP Community group. Feel free to join the group to find PHPers who like board games!

We’ve re-opened sign-ups, but they must be approved, so be patient if you’re waiting on approval. This is how we cut down on spam accounts.

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, you may generate a link to invite them at

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

“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

The Abolish Narrow Margins RFC has passed, representing the first major change to the PHP project voting process since 2011.

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.‬ 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:

@phpc glad that you ask ;) But seriously, it’s a free and Open Source PHP CMS (, for example used to run 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.

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