We're excited to announce the start of the second annual Hacktoberfest, a month-long celebration of open source software! This year, GitHub joins us as a partner in our quest to give you a cool shirt for your open source contributions.
On April 15th, we opened our newest datacenter in Frankfurt. The blog post announcing FRA1 mentioned that the new datacenter was built using 40G networking and faster SSDs. What that blog didn't mention was that the entire network was actually redesigned from the ground up to allow us to grow and scale to some pretty impressive numbers. On top of that, we have also started retrofitting some of our older locations with this new design, which includes 40G networking and newer, faster hypervisors.
2015 has been an important year for PHP. Eleven years after its 5.0 release, a new major version is finally coming our way! PHP 7 is scheduled for release before the end of the year, bringing many new language features and an impressive performance boost.
But how will this impact your current PHP codebase? What really changed? How safe is it to update? This post will answer these questions and give you a taste of what's to come with PHP 7.