PHP 5.3 Alpha!

Posted By: Tony Baird

Last Updated: Sunday August 3, 2008

I check the PHP site once in a while to see if there are any new updates and to my surprise the other day they announced that PHP 5.3 alpha has been released.  We’d love to put it on Hawk Host to play around, but at this time it’s not meant for a production environment.  This of course does not stop you from loading it up on a virtual private server from us and playing around with it that way.

Important changes:

So there are quite a few useful things coming to PHP 5.3 which I believe originally were going to show up in PHP 6 but these features were deemed backward compatible enough to be in PHP 5.3.

So based on things right now we do not expect a stable version of PHP 5.3 based on the PHP wiki until September or October.  So I personally cannot wait for some of these features!

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