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PHP 7.0 is included in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)

Ubuntu is a popular Linux distribution based on Debian. It's often thought of as more of a desktop oriented distro, but it is quite a common for web hosting too. It is also the distribution of choice for many developers who are not that focused on Linux administration.

Written by Jani Tarvainen on Thursday March 31, 2016
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Symfony Benchmarks: Introduction

Benchmarks are the mother of all click baits. They draw people like flies, create controversy and make people jump to conclusions. For raw computation such as video encoding benchmarks can be very effective at demonstrating differences between different technologies.

For the dynamic environment web applications run in, benchmarks rarely represent reality and are more or less synthetic. Yet web benchmarks have got their place to give ballpark figures of differences.

Written by Jani Tarvainen on Saturday December 26, 2015
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PHP 7 compatibility through Symfony Polyfill, not transpiling

In the JavaScript realm it's become a common practise to transpile code. This means that you write your code in the latest & greatest syntax and translate that to something that is widely supported.

That's how JS developers are deploying ES 2015 to production today, even though complete browser or server implementations don't exist.

Written by Jani Tarvainen on Saturday October 31, 2015
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