Friday, September 5, 2014

New Development PHP Platform Stacks released with PHP 5.6.0

During the past few weeks, we have provided new PHP development stacks which ship PHP 5.6 alpha, beta and release candidates. As of last week PHP 5.6.0 has officially been released, and now the new PHP development stacks are available in our Library.

The main features of PHP 5.6.0 include:
  • Constant scalar expression
  • Variadic functions and argument unpacking using the ... operator
  • Exponentiation using the ** operator 
  • Function and constant importing with the use keyword
  • phpdbg as an interactive integrated debugger SAPI
  • php://input is now reusable, and $HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA is deprecated
  • GMP objects now support operator overloading
  • File uploads larger than 2 gigabytes in size are now accepted
Bitnami PHP development stacks ship Apache, MySQL, PHP in addition to other libraries and dependencies required to run out of the box. You can click in the images to download installers or run your own PHP development environments in the Cloud for all supported platforms (Linux, Windows, Mac OS X).

In addition to that, we have also upgraded our PostgreSQL-based development environments for PHP: LAPP for Linux, MAPP for OS X and WAPP for Windows.

Easily test whether your application is ready for PHP 5.6! Check out Bitnami AMP/APP stacks and post your feedback in our community forums