December 3rd 2015 marked the official release of PHP 7, the new version of the popular programming language. The latest PHP version released was PHP 5 in 2004, more than 11 years ago. For this reason developers’ expectations are very high for this new version. In this article I will talk about the main improvements of PHP 7.
Later than other languages, PHP finally won its dependency manager. Composer makes life easier for developers by simplifying the management of packages and dependencies of your application. What was needed to be done manually or through the PERL or PECL can now be done using Composer. Simply create a file defining which packages your application needs to run and Composer does the rest for you.