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.

For Cyber Monday, we’re offering PHP 8.0 for free! Go download it today!

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!

Such is the power of Open Source that when launched in four languages (en, pt_BR, de, and ru), someone stepped up IMMEDIATELY to provide a French translation:

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 might have published the @VonageDev PHP SDK v2.7.0 today with PHP 8 support.

Who am I kidding, I totally did.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I was kinda worried that some bit of the 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 website.

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.

I’ve set up as a community chat resource; it’s powered by open source Rocket.Chat. I don’t want it to take the place of other community spaces, but you’re welcome to use it for anything related to the PHP programming language, if your project needs a home.

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

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