PHP 7.4 has now been released

The PHP team today released PHP 7.4, bringing a few bigger new features and many small refinements.

PHP preloading can yield a significant performance boost especially to large frameworks using a lot of libraries.

PHP extensions can be loaded directly from userland, meaning it can be done without configuration on the server.

Arrow functions, like in JavaScript, allows for a shorter syntax when you define closure functions. Class properties can be type hinted. You can use the spread operator (...) in arrays.

Check this blog article at stitcher.io for a full list of changes in PHP 7.4.

From today, all Gigahost accounts can use PHP 7.4.