/>
X
Business

New PHP here

The latest PHP 5 has been announced. It sports a number of new features targeted at broader support for databases, XML, Web Services and SOAP.
zdnet-australia-team.jpg
Written by ZDNet Australia team , Contributor on
The PHP Group has announced this week the availability of PHP 5, the next version of the popular Web scripting language.
PHP 5 is a comprehensive update of the PHP platform, with a number of new features targeted at broader support for databases, XML, Web Services and SOAP. For database developers, this release now includes a new MySQL extension for working with MySQL databases and advanced features, including prepared statements for faster execution. This release also includes a copy of SQLite a simplified database platform that can be used to create data-driven applications.
In addition, XML support has been revamped, through the use of the libxml2 library that was originally designed for the Gnome project. There is also a new extension for working with XML as PHP objects and a host of bug fixes and minor enhancements that are sure to make the PHP developer community happy.

PHP 5 has been released and is available for download from the PHP Web site.


Editorial standards

Related

Programming languages: It's time to stop using C and C++ for new projects, says Microsoft Azure CTO
software-developer-programming-computer-language-jobs.jpg

Programming languages: It's time to stop using C and C++ for new projects, says Microsoft Azure CTO

Slow internet at home? This adapter is the key to faster wired connectivity
replace-this-image.jpg

Slow internet at home? This adapter is the key to faster wired connectivity

Chainguard releases Wolfi, a Linux 'undistribution'
open-source.jpg

Chainguard releases Wolfi, a Linux 'undistribution'