PHP 7.0 Released

December 3, 2015—After two years in development, the latest major version of PHP was released. Boosting faster performance and reduced memory usage, PHP 7.0 contains the following new features and improvements:

  • Abstract Syntax Tree
  • Consistent 64-bit support
  • Improved Exception hierarchy
  • Many fatal errors converted to Exceptions
  • Secure random number generator
  • Removed old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions
  • The null coalescing operator (??)
  • Return and Scalar Type Declarations
  • Anonymous Classes
  • Zero cost asserts

You can download the source for the PHP downloads page and the Windows binaries here.

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