PHP 7 on his way

PHP 7 on his way

Web Stuff 16.09.2015 3106

PHP 7 on his way

PHP 7 will be soon available and the benchmarks are promising!

The official benchmarks are impressive: most real world applications running on PHP 5.6 will run at least twice as fast on PHP 7. For detailed performance benchmarks, have a look at Rasmus Lerdorf’s presentation at PHP Australia.


Maybe thanks to PHP 7 Wordpress is finally fast. ;)

PHP 7.0.0 comes with new version of the Zend Engine with features such as (incomplete list):

  • Improved performance: PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6
  • Consistent 64-bit support
  • Many fatal errors are now Exceptions
  • Removal of old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions
  • The null coalescing operator (??)
  • Combined comparison Operator (<=>)
  • Return Type Declarations
  • Scalar Type Declarations
  • Anonymous Classes

Alone the speed improvement is just so exciting that we will be ready when PHP 7 is ready!