News Archive - 2014

Here are the most important news items we have published in 2014 on PHP.net.


PHP South Coast 2015

PHP South Coast 2015

We’re pleased to announce our first conference, PHP South Coast 2015!

Taking place on the south coast of England in Summer 2015, where community members from around the world will come together to learn and share information about the latest trends and technologies in professional PHP development.

Bulgaria Web Summit 2015

Bulgaria Web Summit 2015

Bulgaria Web Summit 2015 is an event about (almost) everything a modern web person should know: {Programming, IoT, UX, UI, Fun, Privacy}. This year we will have strong PHP presense to support the growth of Bulgarian PHP community. The event will take place on the 18th of April at the conference area of the Inter Expo Centre.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the new tendencies in this direction and to popularize the internet technologies in the spheres of business, education, and services. The range of subjects includes technologies like PHP, JavaScript, CSS, Privacy and others.

Join us and have fun while learning something new.

Twitter: @bgwebsummit

PHP 5.4.36 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP5.4.36. Two security-related bugs were fixed in this release, including the fix for CVE-2014-8142.All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.4.36 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.6.4 is available

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP5.6.4. This release fixes several bugs and one CVE related to unserialization.All PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.6.4 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.5.20 is available

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP5.5.20. This release fixes several bugs and one CVE related to unserialization.All PHP 5.5 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.5.20 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.4.35 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP5.4.35. 4 security-related bugs were fixed in this release, including the fix for CVE-2014-3710.All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.4.35 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.6.3 is available

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.3.This release fixes several bugs and one CVE in the fileinfo extension.All PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.6.3 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.5.19 is available

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP5.5.19. This release fixes several bugs and one CVE in the fileinfo extension.All PHP 5.5 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.5.19 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

International PHP Conference Spring 2015

International PHP Conference Spring 2015

The International PHP Conference is an opportunity for all those involved in the PHP and the Web developer community to learn about the latest trends and technologies. The conference takes place in the center of Berlin which is often considered the "Silicon Valley of Europe". We have some of the best speakers in the world and a tremendous opportunity to get involved in a wonderful networking atmosphere to get in contact with your peers.

The conference will provide the latest know how for building modern and innovative web applications and everything you need for digital success. The conference will explore key topics and core technologies for web developers and decision makers. We will show you how to scale your applications and explain the details of Continuous Integration or evaluate different approaches to NoSQL.

Attendees will have the opportuntiy to meet World Class speakers, core developers and consultants. In addition to having the the chance to meet international known PHP and Web experts at this conference, you will also be given the chance to evaluate your code.

This Conference has been around for ten years and it is definitely a must go event for the PHP Community!

Basic facts:

Date: June 7th - 11th, 2015
Location: Maritim proArte, Berlin

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 90+ best practice sessions
  • Cool PHP & the Gang: 60+ international top speakers
  • Hands-on Power Workshop Days
  • Expo with exiting exhibitors
  • Conference Combo: Visit the webinale For Free
  • All inclusive: Changing buffets, snacks & refreshing drinks Official certificate for attendees
  • Free Swag: Developer backpack, T-Shirt, magazines etc.
  • Exclusive community events

Topics:

  • Core PHP /PHPNG
  • PHP Frameworks
  • PHP Scaling & Performance
  • PHP Security
  • PHP Testing & Quality
  • HHVM & Hack
  • Architecture
  • JavaScript / ECMAScript 6
  • JavaScript Frameworks
  • JavaScript Performance & Security
  • Web APIs & Services
  • Agile
  • Continuous Delivery
  • DevOps
  • Cloud
  • Data Stores
PHP Unconference Europe 2015

PHP Unconference Europe 2015

The 4th PHPucEU is taking place on May 9th and 10th on the wonderful island of Majorca, Spain.

For the 3rd PHP Unconference Europe in 2014 about 100 attendees came toSpain and joined a bunch of different sessions. Our mission is to bringtogether an international group with knowledge of PHP. In order to addressas wide an audience as possible, the language of all sessions, presentationsand round table discussions will be English.

One of the key aspects of an unconference, besides the sessions themselves,is the motivation for further discussions about topics while a coffee break(or depending on the time of the day, a beer). We are looking forward toorganize an inspiring, comprehensive and successful weekend, talking aboutPHP and related Open Source and web technologies on the sunny islandof Majorca again.

Start your summer with a short trip to Majorca, enjoy good coffee and shinyweather while discussing PHP related topics with international attendees.

PHP Unconference Europe 2015#phpuceu

SunshinePHP Developer Conference 2015

SunshinePHP Developer Conference 2015

The 3rd year of SunshinePHP in Miami, Florida is shaping up to be awesome once again from February 5th - 7th, 2015. We will have a full day of in-depth 3-hour tutorials on Thursday, followed by the 2 day conference on Friday an Saturday. The conference has something for every level of PHP developer, as well as a hack-a-thon, unscheduled Uncon, fun activities, and of course sunshine. February is the perfect time to be in sunny Miami, Florida but you'll want to hurry because tickets sold out last year.

So when it is cold everywhere else, come down to Florida where it is sunny and warm to enjoy some PHP, learning, community, and fun!

SunshinePHP#ssp15

NOTE: Yes, there will be elePHPants!

PHP 5.6.2 is available

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.2.Four security-related bugs were fixed in this release, including fixes for CVE-2014-3668, CVE-2014-3669 and CVE-2014-3670.All PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.6.2 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.4.34 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP5.4.34. 6 security-related bugs were fixed in this release, including fixes forCVE-2014-3668, CVE-2014-3669 and CVE-2014-3670. Also, a fix for OpenSSL whichproduced regressions was reverted.All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.4.34 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.5.18 is available

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP5.5.18. Several bugs were fixed in this release. A regression in OpenSSL introduced in PHP 5.5.17 hasalso been addressed in this release.PHP 5.5.18 also fixes 4 CVEs in different components.All PHP 5.5 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.5.18 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.6.1 released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP5.6.1. Several bugs were fixed in this release.All PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.6.1 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP Australia Conference 2015

PHP Australia Conference 2015

We are extremely pleased to be hosting Australia’s first ever PHPConference on the 12th & 13th March 2015 in Sydney. This conferencehas been a long time coming. We aim to inspire, educate and motivateour brilliant PHP Australia developers. We are delighted to be hostingthis event where beginner, intermediate to skilled developers arewelcome to participate. Please join us on this opportunity, share yourideas, get valuable knowledge, collaborate with your peers and enjoythis amazing adventure.

With more than 200 delegates expected over two days, this will be thehighlight of our 2015 calendar. We will be welcoming some amazinginternational and local speakers to share their knowledge.

http://www.phpconference.com.au#phpoz15

PHP 5.4.33 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP5.4.33. 10 bugs were fixed in this release.All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

This release is the last planned release that contains regular bugfixes. All the consequent releaseswill contain only security-relevant fixes, for the term of one year.PHP 5.4 users that need further bugfixes are encouraged to upgrade to PHP 5.6 or PHP 5.5.

For source downloads of PHP 5.4.33 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.5.17 is available

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP5.5.17. Several bugs were fixed in this release.All PHP 5.5 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.5.17 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.6.0 released

The PHP Development Team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.0.This new version comes with new features, some backward incompatible changes and many improvements.

The main features of PHP 5.6.0 include:

For a full list of new features, you may read the new features chapter of the migration guide.

PHP 5.6.0 also introduces changes that affect compatibility:

  • Array keys won't be overwritten when defining an array as a property of a class via an array literal.
  • json_decode() is more strict in JSON syntax parsing.
  • Stream wrappers now verify peer certificates and host names by default when using SSL/TLS.
  • GMP resources are now objects.
  • Mcrypt functions now require valid keys and IVs.

For users upgrading from PHP 5.5, a full migration guide is available, detailing the changes between 5.5 and 5.6.0.

For source downloads of PHP 5.6.0, please visit our downloads page.Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The full list of changes is available in the ChangeLog.

php[world] in Washington, D.C.

php[world] in Washington, D.C.

The team at php[architect] is excited toannounce our new conference: php[world]! This conference, is beingdesigned to bring together all of the various PHP communities into oneplace to share ideas together.

Whether you are a core PHP developer, or use WordPress, Drupal,Magento, Joomla!, Symfony, Laravel, Zend Framework or another framework.This conference has a track specifically for you! Check out ourpublished schedule andspeaker list to see allthe sessions available.

The conference takes place on November 10-14, 2014 in Washington, DC,USA. It features a Training Day, Tutorial Day, and 3 days full ofsessions & keynotes. Our Training day includes full day trainings onWordPress, Web Security, and an Introduction to PHP.

We've recently announced our keynotelineup as well, including:

  • Angela Byron - @webchick - Core Contributor to Drupal
  • Andrew Nacin - @nacin - Lead Developer on WordPress
  • Jeffrey 'jam' McQuire - @horncologne - Open SourceEvangelist for Acquia
  • Luke Stokes - @lukestokes - Founder and CTO of FoxyCart
  • Plus we will be ending the conference with thebiggest panel around. Featuring key notables from atleast seven different of the most popular PHP applications andframeworks to discuss, debate, and answer your questions.

For more information and to purchase your tickets, head over toworld.phparch.com and we lookforward to seeing you in D.C.!

PHP 5.5.16 is released

The PHP Development Team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.5.16.This release fixes several bugs against PHP 5.5.15 and resolves CVE-2014-3538, CVE-2014-3587,CVE-2014-2497, CVE-2014-5120 and CVE-2014-3597.

All PHP users are encouraged to upgrade to this new version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.5.16, please visit our downloads page.Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.4.32 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP5.4.32. 16 bugs were fixed in this release, including the following security-related issues:CVE-2014-2497, CVE-2014-3538, CVE-2014-3587, CVE-2014-3597, CVE-2014-4670, CVE-2014-4698, CVE-2014-5120.All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.4.32 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

Last 5.3 release ever available: PHP 5.3.29 - 5.3 now EOL

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability ofPHP 5.3.29. This release marks the end of life of the PHP 5.3 series.Future releases of this series are not planned. All PHP 5.3 users areencouraged to upgrade to the current stable version of PHP 5.5 orprevious stable version of PHP 5.4, which are supported till at least2016 and 2015 respectively.

PHP 5.3.29 contains about 25 potentially security related fixesbackported from PHP 5.4 and 5.5.

For source downloads of PHP 5.3.29, please visit our downloads page. Windowsbinaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded inthe ChangeLog.

For helping your migration to newer versions please refer to our migrationguides for updates from PHP 5.3 to5.4 and from PHP 5.4 to 5.5.

PHP 5.6.0RC4 is available

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of the fourth andhopefully last release candidate of PHP 5.6.0. As we entered the feature freezewith beta1, this is a bugfix-only release. All users of PHP are encouraged to testthis version carefully, and report any bugs in the bug tracking system.

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!

For more information about the new features you can check out the work-in-progressdocumentationor you can read the full list of changes in theNEWS filecontained in the release archive.

For source downloads of PHP 5.6.0RC4 please visitthe download page. Windows binariescan be found on windows.php.net/qa/.

The stable 5.6.0 release should show up on the 28th of August.

Thank you for helping us make PHP better.

CakeFest 2014

CakeFest 2014 - The CakePHP Conference

CakeFest is the annual conferencededicated to the CakePHP framework and related technologies, hostinglive workshops, and inviting a variety of great speakers, to give thevery best in presentations and talks on the latest from the community.This year the conference comes to Madrid, Spain, and takes place fromAugust 21st until August 24th.

The workshops are a great way to learn CakePHP, and get up-to-date withthe latest version 3.0 and innovations directly from the coredevelopers, while the conference days are packed with presentations,discussions and talks, and an ideal moment to learn more fromthe community.

It's a great opportunity to network, meet friends old and new, and havesome fun with the core members of the project. Plus, there's cake!

Tickets are available here and a list of conferencespeakers is available here.

Madison PHP Conference 2014

Madison PHP Conference 2014

One day, three tracks, more fun than a barrel of elePHPants!

Join us for a one day, three-track conference that focuses on PHP andrelated web technologies. This event is organized by Madison PHP and isdesigned to offer something to attendees at all skill levels. It willbe a day of networking, learning, sharing, and great fun!

Three Tracks

We've carefully crafted three distinct tracks but you're not lockedinto just one. Attend any talk from any track.

PHP Foundations Track

Learn the basics of PHP development. A carefully selected set of talksfor those who have never programmed before or who are new to PHP andwould like a refresher of the basics.

PHP Professional Track (2x)

Explore new technologies and techniques. Gather with other seasoneddevelopers and increase your value with a series of talks that willboth energize and get you excited about the future of PHP.

BRNO PHP Conference 2014

Brno PHP Conference 2014

Brno PHP Conference 2014 - 20th of September 2014

We are pleased to announce the first international PHP conference in CzechRepublic. Over the years, the creative minds behind this conference,gathered experience and motivation to do something bigger and unique. Beingthe first of its kind, it brings together great technology content andgreat people. You will find a high-quality presentations by the brightestexperts in the PHP world, coupled with a welcoming and friendly communityof attendees and speakers.

We have special events Microsoft Azure Workshopand a smashing After Party.

See a schedule at https://www.brnophp.cz/conference-2014and you certainly enjoy it!

Looking forward to see you there :-)

PHP 5.6.0RC3 is available

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of the third releasecandidate of PHP 5.6. As we entered the feature freeze with beta1, this is abugfix-only release. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully,and report any bugs in the bug tracking system.

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!

For more information about the new features you can check out the work-in-progressdocumentationor you can read the full list of changes in theNEWS filecontained in the release archive.

For source downloads of PHP 5.6.0RC3 please visitthe download page. Windows binariescan be found on windows.php.net/qa/.

Our next Release Candidate should show up on the 14th of August.

Thank you for helping us make PHP better.

PHP 5.4.31 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP5.4.31. Over 10 bugs were fixed in this release.All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.4.31 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.5.15 is released

The PHP Development Team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.5.15.This release fixes several bugs against PHP 5.5.14.

All PHP users are encouraged to upgrade to this new version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.5.15, please visit our downloads page.Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP Cape Town

PHP Cape Town Conference

Cape Town's 2nd Annual PHP Conference is here... 2nd – 4th October 2014

We are excited to announce our 2nd AnnualPHP Cape Town Conference, 3 Daysat The Cape Town Stadium overlooking the Atlantic Ocean - yip insane views.

Keeping with our winning formula of international speakers combined with somegreat local talent to learn off. With over 300 delegates expected, you do notwant to miss this one.

PHP Cape Town 2013 SOLD OUT in less than 4 weeks and it will happen again.

If you're PHP-Curious or Skilled Developer we would like you to share in theexperience. Thank You to the PHP Cape Town Community for volunteering andhelping out. Call for Papers will close 20th July 2014.

  • 12 Speakers
  • 6 Practical Workshop Sessions
  • Great Sponsors
  • Free Swag, T Shirt and Books
  • Prize Draws

PHP 5.6.0RC2 is available

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of the second releasecandidate of PHP 5.6. As we entered the feature freeze with beta1, this is abugfix-only release. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully,and report any bugs in the bug tracking system.

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!

For more information about the new features you can check out the work-in-progressdocumentationor you can read the full list of changes in theNEWS filecontained in the release archive.

For source downloads of PHP 5.6.0RC2 please visitthe download page. Windows binariescan be found on windows.php.net/qa/.

Our third Release Candidate should show up on the 17th of July.

Thank you for helping us make PHP better.

PHP 5.5.14 is released

The PHP Development Team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.5.14.This release fixes several bugs against PHP 5.5.13.Also, this release fixes a total of 8 CVEs, half of them concerning the FileInfoextension.

All PHP users are encouraged to upgrade to this new version.

Please, note that this release also fixes a backward compatibility issue that has beendetected in the PHP 5.5.13 release. Still, the fix in PHP 5.5.14 may break some very raresituations. As this tiny compatibility break involves security, and as security is our primaryconcern, we had to fix it. This concerns bug 67072. For more information aboutthis bug and its actual resolution, please visit ourupgrading guide.We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with this behavior.

For source downloads of PHP 5.5.14, please visit our downloads page.Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.4.30 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP5.4.30. Over 20 bugs were fixed in this release, including the following security issues:CVE-2014-3981, CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-3478, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487,CVE-2014-4049, CVE-2014-3515.All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

Please, note that this release also fixes a backward compatibility issue that has beendetected in the PHP 5.4.29 release. Still, the fix in PHP 5.4.30 may break some very raresituations. As this tiny compatibility break involves security, and as security is our primaryconcern, we had to fix it. This concernsbug 67072. For more information aboutthis bug and its actual resolution, please refer to ourupgrading guide, section 4a.We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with this behavior.

For source downloads of PHP 5.4.30 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

International PHP Conference 2014

International PHP Conference 2014

As the world's first conference for PHP professionals, movers andshakers, the International PHP Conference has established itself asone of the most important meeting places for developers and decisionmakers. This year's IPC presents 4 days packed with know-how aboutPHP and web technologies, from October 26 to 29 in Munich.

Highlights 2014

  • 90+ best practice sessions with 60+ international top speakers
  • Hands on Power Workshop Day on Sunday (October 26, 2014)
  • 2-day expo with exciting exhibitors
  • Conference Combo: Visit the WebTech Conference for free
  • All inclusive: Changing buffets, snacks & refreshing drinks
  • Official conference certificate for all attendees
  • Free Swag: Developer backpack, T-Shirt, magazines etc.
  • Networking at exclusive community events
  • And so much more... http://phpconference.com

To get in touch, please follow us on Twitter,Facebook andGoogle+and see you soon in Munich!

New Zealand PHP Conference 2014

New Zealand PHP Conference 2014

We're thrilled to announce the 2014New Zealand PHP Conference held on 27th, 28th and 29th August at TheVictoria Business School located in the coolest little capital in the world,Wellington - New Zealand.

This conference promises to be one of the most important IT events connectingthe Oceania PHP Community, with highly recognized speakers presenting twoconcurrent tracks including over 22 talks exploring PHP trends and other webtechnologies to both inspire and challenge you.

A tutorial day on Wednesday 27th August provides an opportunity to spend sometime with experts, going in-depth on particular topics. This is an opportunityto rub shoulders with national and international speakers, Web developers andleading IT companies from all over New Zealand, Australia and the global PHPcommunity.

Our main topics are: SilverStripe, Apigility, Zend Framework 2, Laravel,Symfony, Scaling PHP, Performance Testing, Web optimization, AngularJS, ApacheCassandra, Security, Cloud, Working remotely, Patterns, OOP, Raspberry Pi,Arduino and PHP and much more.

PHP 5.6.0RC1 is available

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of the first releasecandidate of PHP 5.6. As we entered the feature freeze with beta1, this is abugfix-only release. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully,and report any bugs in the bug tracking system.

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!

For more information about the new features you can check out the work-in-progressdocumentationor you can read the full list of changes in theNEWS filecontained in the release archive.

For source downloads of PHP 5.6.0RC1 please visitthe download page. Windows binariescan be found on windows.php.net/qa/.

Our second Release Candidate should show up on the 3rd of July.

Thank you for helping us make PHP better.

PHP 5.6.0beta4 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.0beta4.As we entered the feature freeze with beta1, this is a bugfix-only release.All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report anybugs in the bug tracking system.

The beta phase is officially closed with this release. A couple of RCs are to beexpected, until we are confident that the release is stable enough for the finalrelease. For that, we really need your help in testing and reporting any problemsthat you encounter.

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!

For more information about the new features you can check out the work-in-progressdocumentationor you can read the full list of changes in theNEWS filecontained in the release archive.

For source downloads of PHP 5.6.0beta4 please visitthe download page. Windows binariescan be found on windows.php.net/qa/.

Our first Release Candidate should show up on the 19th of June.

Thank you for helping us make PHP better.

PHP 5.4.29 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP5.4.29. 16 bugs were fixed in this release, including two security issues in fileinfo extension.All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.4.29 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.5.13 Released

The PHP Development Team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.5.13.This release fixes several bugs in PHP 5.5.12, and addresses twoCVEs in Fileinfo (CVE-2014-0238 and CVE-2014-0237).

All PHP users are encouraged to upgrade to this new version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.5.13, please visit our downloads page.Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

DevConf 2014

DevConf 2014

DevConf 2014 in Moscow, Russia on Jun 14

DevConf is the ultimate meeting place for russian-speaking web-developers,combining several language-specific conferences under one roof.

This year DevConf will include the following sections:

  • DevConf::PHP();
  • DevConf::Ruby();
  • DevConf::Python();
  • DevConf::Javascript();
  • DevConf::Mobi();
  • DevConf::Storage();

Each section will feature several talks from the active contributors/authors of the language.Among the invited speakers are Dmitry Stogov (Zend), Shawn McCool (Laravel), Dmitry Vyukov (Google), Sveta Smirnova (Oracle), Andrey Aksyonov (Sphinx), Anatoly Panov (Badoo) and many others, see more details on the official website.

ZendCon 2014

ZendCon 2014 - 10th Annual Event

We’re pleased to announce the 10th annual ZendCon which will be held October 27-30th, 2014 in Santa Clara, CA. ZendCon 2014 has a long history of being one of the “must attend” PHP conferences as community members from around the world have come together to learn and share information about the latest trends and technologies in professional PHP development. Our main topics this year are:

  • PHP Best Practices and Tooling
  • Continuous Delivery and DevOps
  • Application Architecture - APIs, Mobile, Cloud Services

We would welcome submission of any talk included in the wide variety oftopics related to PHP and tools commonly used by PHP developers. We arelooking for submissions for:

  • Pre-conference tutorials on October 27 - 3 hour intensive session
  • Breakout sessions on October 28, 29 and 30 - 1 hour sessions including Q&A
  • Keynote sessions on October 28-30 – 1 hour sessions with topics appealing to the entire audience

For those interested in speaking, please head out tohttp://cfp.zendcon.com to submit on or before June 16th, 2014.

China PHP Conference 2014

China PHP Conference 2014

2nd Annual China PHP Conference – August 2 to 3, Shanghai!

ThinkInLAMP will be hosting a 2-day event filled with high quality,technical sessions about PHP Core, PHP High Performance, PHP Engineering,and more PHP. During this conference, you will hear from Xinchen Hui, a PHPcore developer.

Don’t miss out on 2 great days of sessions, delicious food, fantastic shows,and countless networking opportunities to engage with speakers anddelegates. For tickets and more information, see: www.phpconchina.com

PHP Next Generation

When we aren't looking for pictures of kittens on the internet, internals developers are nearly always looking for ways to improve PHP, a few developers have a focus on performance.

Over the last year, some research into the possibility of introducing JIT compilation capabilities to PHP has been conducted.

During this research, the realization was made that in order to achieve optimal performance from PHP, some internal API's should be changed.

This necessitated the birth of the phpng branch, initially authored by Dmitry Stogov, Xinchen Hui, and Nikita Popov. This branch does not include JIT capabilities, but rather seeks to solve those problems that prohibit the current, and any future implementation of a JIT capable executor achieving optimal performance by improving memory usage and cleaning up some core API's.

By making these improvements, the phpng branch gives us a considerable performance gain in real world applications, for example a 20% increase in throughput for Wordpress. The door may well now be open for a JIT capable compiler that can perform as we expect, but it's necessary to say that these changes stand strong on their own, without requiring a JIT capable compiler in the future to validate them.

The name "Next Generation" was optimistically presumptuous; in reality phpng is an internal project that we are working on, it is not a production ready branch that anyone should deploy, or judge as they would a release of PHP.

The work on phpng, the doors it opens, the conversations it has started, the collaboration it is inspiring, are all worth getting excited about. But, we need to stay grounded, honest, and open; and say that there is much work to do in order to make the "Next Generation" a reality, this is only the start.

PHP 5.6.0beta3 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.0beta3.As we entered the feature freeze with beta1, this is a bugfix-only release.All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully,and report any bugs in the bug tracking system.

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!

For more information about the new features you can check out the work-in-progressdocumentationor you can read the full list of changes in theNEWS file containedin the release archive.

For source downloads of PHP 5.6.0beta3 please visitthe download page. Windows binariescan be found on windows.php.net/qa/.

Our fourth and final beta should show up on the 29th of May.

Thank you for helping us make PHP better.

PHP 5.6.0beta2 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.0beta2.As we entered the feature freeze with beta1, this release is almost exclusivelya bugfix-only release.All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully,and report any bugs in the bug tracking system.

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!

PHP 5.6.0beta2 comes with a small number of new features, including:

  • Watchpoint support for phpdbg
  • A new fetching mode to mysqlnd which uses less memory but implies more memory copy

For more information about the new features you can check out the work-in-progressdocumentationor you can read the full list of changes in theNEWS file containedin the release archive.

For source downloads of PHP 5.6.0beta2 please visitthe download page. Windows binariescan be found on windows.php.net/qa/.

Our third beta should show up on the 15th of May.

Thank you for helping us make PHP better.

PHP 5.4.28 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP5.4.28. 19 bugs were fixed in this release, including CVE-2014-0185.All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.4.28 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.5.12 Released

The PHP Development Team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.5.12.This release fixes several bugs against PHP 5.5.11, as well as CVE-2014-0185 regarding PHP-FPM.

All PHP users are encouraged to upgrade to this new version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.5.12, please visit our downloads page.Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.6.0beta1 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability ofPHP 5.6.0beta1. This release adds new features and fixes bugs and marksthe feature freeze for the PHP 5.6.0 release.All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully,and report any bugs in the bug tracking system.

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!

PHP 5.6.0beta1 comes with a number of new features, including:

  • A new method called fread() to the SplFileObject class
  • A new static method called createFromMutable() to the DateTimeImmutable class
  • A new function called hash_equals()
  • Support for marks to the PCRE extension
  • Support for asynchronous connections and queries to the Pgsql extension

For more information about the new features you can check out the work-in-progressdocumentationor you can read the full list of changes in theNEWS file containedin the release archive.

For source downloads of PHP 5.6.0beta1 please visitthe download page. Windows binariescan be found on windows.php.net/qa/.

Our second beta should show up on the 24th of April.

Thank you for helping us make PHP better.

PHP 5.4.27 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP5.4.27. 6 bugs were fixed in this release, including CVE-2013-7345.All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.4.27 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.5.11 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP5.5.11. Several bugs were fixed in this release, some bundled libraries updated and a security issuehas been fixed : CVE-2013-7345. We recommand all PHP 5.5 users to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.5.11 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP Argentina

PHP Conference Argentina

We are excited to invite you to the 2014 edition ofPHP Conference Argentina,to be held on November 7, 8 and 9 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

PHP Conference Argentina,is the largest developer conference in Argentina and one of the most importantevents in the region, where programmers and decision makers from all over LatinAmerica get together for a 3-days event filled with talks given by highlyrecognized speakers, and networking opportunities.

Conference numbers

  • Expecting more than 700 attendees
  • Full exclusivity of a highly recognized venue in Buenos Aires, giving usamazing opportunities for a wide variety of activities.
  • A three day event spanned across two days of conference talks, and a fullday at a farm (called the "Gaucho day") to improve networking opportunities.
  • Organized social activities for both conference days.
More info: www.phpconference.com.ar

DPC2014

Dutch PHP Conference 2014

Ibuildings is proud to organise the eighthDutch PHP Conference on June 27 and 28,plus a pre-conference tutorial day on June 26. Both programs will be completely inEnglish so the only Dutch thing about it is the location.

DPC brings together the best speakers and PHP talent from Europe and beyondfor three days of high-level technical sessions. Ourschedule is already online andfeatures talks on Redis, Git, HHVM, NGINX, Security, Mocking, PhpSpec 2, ZendFramework 2, Apache Cassandra, JavaScript testing, Docker and much more.

The tutorial day on Thursday 26th June at the same venue gives an opportunity for asmaller number of attendees to spend some time with an expert, going in-depth onparticular topics - topics like DDD, Zend Framework 2, Ansible, Apigility, JavaScriptTesting, Laravel, Symfony and more are all on offer.

So come along to our two main conference days on 27th and 28th June and ourtutorial day on 26th June in Amsterdam!

PHP 5.4.26 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP5.4.26. 5 bugs were fixed in this release, including CVE-2014-1943.All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.4.26 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.6.0alpha3 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability ofPHP 5.6.0alpha3. This release adds new features and fixes bugs.All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully,and report any bugs in the bug tracking system.

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!

PHP 5.6.0alpha3 comes with a number of new features, including:

  • A new magic method called __debugInfo() for providing additional debug information for an object
  • A new config option called clear_env for the FPM SAPI
  • A new function called opcache_is_script_cached()
  • Support for the Windows CA cert store for peer verification when no CA file is available
  • Various other ssl related improvements in the curl and openssl extensions

For more information about the new features you can check out the work-in-progressdocumentationor you can read the full list of changes in theNEWS file containedin the release archive.

For source downloads of PHP 5.6.0alpha3 please visitthe download page. Windows binariescan be found on windows.php.net/qa/.

Hopefully this was our last alpha for 5.6.0, and our first beta should show up on the20th of March, which will mark the start of the feature freeze for this version.

Thank you for helping us make PHP better.

PHP 5.5.10 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP5.5.10. Several bugs were fixed in this release, including security issues relatedto CVEs. CVE-2014-1943, CVE-2014-2270 and CVE-2013-7327 have been addressed in this release.We recommand all PHP 5.5 users to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.5.10 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.6.0alpha2 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability ofPHP 5.6.0alpha2. This release adds new features and fixes bugs.All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully,and report any bugs in the bug tracking system.

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!

PHP 5.6.0alpha2 comes with a number of new features, including:

  • Peer certificates are now verified by default when connecting to SSL/TLS servers
  • An exponentiation operator has been added: **
  • Output encoding handling has been simplified by using default_charset as the default character encoding

For more information about the new features you can check out the work-in-progressdocumentationor you can read the full list of changes in theNEWS file containedin the release archive.

For source downloads of PHP 5.6.0alpha2 please visitthe download page. Windows binariescan be found on windows.php.net/qa/.

Our third alpha should show up on the 27th of February.

Thank you for helping us make PHP better.

PHP 5.4.25 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP5.4.25. 5 bugs were fixed in this release.All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.4.25 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

MidwestPHP 2014

MidwestPHP 2014

MidwestPHP is back in Minneapolisagain for its second year, March 15th-16th, boasting 2 days filled with sessions about ZendFramework 2, PHPUnit, RabbitMQ, Vagrant, Application development, Security, andmore. And if you're new to PHP, there's something for you too- php|architectwill be hosting a training day to cover the basics of PHP on the 14th.

Don't miss out on 2 great days of sessions, fantastic Minnesota food, agreat chance for networking, and of course the world famous Minnesota Nicenesseveryone is talking about.Register for your spot at MidwestPHP today!

php[tek] 2014 : Schedule Announced

php[tek] 2014 : Schedule Announced

The conferenceschedule has now been posted for php[tek] 2014 – The premierprofessional PHP conference from the team at php[architect].

Taking place from May 19-23rd in Chicago, IL, USA, the conferencewill consist of 4 parallel tracks of sessions, a tutorial day, an introduction to PHP day oftraining, and more.

New to php[tek] this year is the Open Spaces room, wherewe hope to encourage all sorts of great discussions to take place by ourattendees, and larger breaks between sessions as well to make sure thatthe hallway-track is given as much importance as the sessionsthemselves.

Our EarlyBird Sale is still currently ongoing, but expires on February 15th.So make sure to registersoon in order to save $200 off the total price!

PHP 5.6.0alpha1 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability ofPHP 5.6.0alpha1. This release marks the beginning of the PHP 5.6.0 release cycle.All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully,and report any bugs in the bug tracking system.

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!

PHP 5.6.0alpha1 comes with new features such as (incomplete list) :

  • constant scalar expressions,
  • variadic functions,
  • argument unpacking,
  • support for large(>2GiB) file uploads,
  • SSL/TLS improvements,
  • a new command line debugger called phpdbg.

For more information about the new features you can check out the work-in-progressdocumentationor you can read the full list of changes in theNEWS file containedin the release archive.

For source downloads of PHP 5.6.0alpha1 please visitthe download page, Windows binariescan be found on windows.php.net/qa/.

Our second alpha should show up on 6th of February.

Thank you for helping us making PHP better.

IPC 2014

International PHP Conference - Spring Edition - 2014

Since its inception in 2001, theInternational PHP Conferencehas evolved into one of the most significant PHP events worldwide. As a meeting point forPHP professionals, evangelists, movers and shakers, the tradition continues this year fromJune 1 to 4 in Berlin (Germany). Once again, the conference will explore key topics andcore technologies for developers and decision makers.

Highlights 2014

  • Heavyset PHProgram: 60+ workshops, sessions & keynotes
  • Cool PHP & the Gang: 50+ international speakers and trainers
  • Hands-on Power Workshops on Sunday (June 1, 2014)
  • 2-day expo with leading IT companies (June 3-4, 2014)
  • Full board during the conference: lunch, snacks & drinks
  • Free swag: certificate, t-shirt, backpack, magazines…
  • Plenty of best practices and networking opportunities

Join us on Twitter,Facebook andGoogle+or visit our website at http://phpconference.comWe look forward to seeing you in Berlin!

PHP Cape Town

PHP Cape Town 2014

PHP Cape Town
12th April2014

This intimate One Day Advanced PHP Craft session is for the experienced developer, CTO andskilled developers looking to take the next step.

During this session you will hear fromRasmus Lerdorf about his 7 year experience with Yahoo and an exclusive Q&A with him. Wewill also hear Phil Sturgeon share some of his experiences and knowledge about APIPain-Points & The FIG:PSR-4.

You will have the opportunity to question, interact and solvesome of your issues. At this Craft Session we will be welcoming some more internationalguests for this jammed packed full day session. This PHP Advanced Developers session inCape Town will be the highlight of our calendar to Welcome some acclaimed developers toThe Mother City.

We have limited seat available for this event to encourage moreinteraction.

PHP 5.4.24 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP5.4.24. About 14 bugs were fixed. All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.4.24 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.5.8 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.5.8. This release fixes about 20 bugs againstPHP 5.5.7 components.

For source downloads of PHP 5.5.8 please visit our downloads page,Windows binaries are located on windows.php.net/download/.The list of changes can be found in the ChangeLog.

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