Finally, PHP 7 is now released.

PHP 7.0.0 comes with a new version of the Zend Engine, numerous improvements and new features such as

What's new?

Improved performance: PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6

Significantly reduced memory usage

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

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For more information, check this official page:

Here is a nice list of resources for you to get started with version 7:

Learn more about PHP 7's performance and features:

Turbocharing The Web With PHP 7

Laravel, PHP 7 and script languages future.

And don't forget to download it at:

Post a comment to tell what you think. Did you like it? Is there anything else you would like to see happening to the PHP language to move on further?