A long time ago, in a galaxy that is our own, something great was born - the PHP language. At first, it was far from perfect. Straight out of the box, it was quite strange. However, since that time (June 8, 1995) its gone through a lot of changes and we’ve grown to love it! It’s a great language for creating modern, bullet-proof, secure web applications. It is an ever-evolving language and recently, it has been updated once more! This update brings numerous great new features and the deprecation of old, outdated and messy ones. Let’s take a look at some of the changes the new release brings to the table!