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An overview of the features, changes, and backward compatibility breakages in PHP 7

PHP 7 has been slated for release in November of this year (2015). It comes with a number of new features, changes, and backwards compatibility breakages that are outlined below.


Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band.