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PHP 8 is released: what’s new in the major update

PHP 8

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Sun, 01/03/2021 – 23:57

What’s new in PHP 8: overview of key features and improvements

A major update of a programming language is always a huge event in the software development world. One of these big days was November 26, 2020 — the PHP 8 release date. Our Drupal development team was happy to welcome the arrival of PHP 8.0.

It’s not just Drupal development teams that their breath at this release — PHP also lies at the heart of WordPress, Joomla, Magento, OpenCart, Craft CMS, PyroCMS, OctoberCMS, Contao, ExpressionEngine, and other CMSs. In addition, this open-source, platform-independent, powerful, flexible, fast, well-documented, and easy-to-learn programming language is used on websites without any CMS. In total, according to the stats, PHP works on 79.1% of websites whose server-side programming language is known.