PHP 7 is getting close to release.
It features a re-written AST-based engine which uses less memory and runs most existing PHP apps 2-3x faster than PHP 5.×.
I will cover the new features, show some pretty graphs and walk through potential BC breaks that you might hit in migrating your code to PHP 7.
Rasmus Lerdorf is an engineer at Etsy, known for having gotten the PHP project off the ground in 1995. Rasmus was an infrastructure architect at Yahoo for seven years and has contributed to a number of open source projects over the years. He was born in Greenland, grew up in Denmark and Canada, and has a systems design engineering degree from the University of Waterloo. You can follow him on Twitter at @rasmus.
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