Some new features coming with PHP 5.4

Published on 2011-12-21 by John Collins.

Jill Burrows has a detailed look at some of the new features coming with the imminent release of PHP 5.4:

What to Look for in PHP 5.4.0

In particular I find the concept of a build-in server for development very interesting, as it makes the barrier to entry into PHP development even lower (you don't even need to set up Apache or Nginx to get going).

Updated 2022 : note that the above post was originally published in 2011, but is left here for archival purposes.