PHP 7 Coming with Up to 100% Performance Improvement
PHP 7 is just around the corner and with major changes including language engine changes that could bring as much as a 100% performance improvement. Of course a major question will be how much of that new performance will be felt by existing applications rather than only by applications written to take advantage of the newest changes.
I've been working with PHP 7, it's pretty impressive so far, I really love the type hinting / pseudo-static typing -- it's something I've wanted for PHP for over a decade. There are missing extensions which haven't been ported and most importantly, xdebug, doesn't look like it'll be ported for a while, as on github I noticed the primary contributors were complaining that it'd be "too hard" to do it. In the mean time I created a drop in replacement which works somewhat OK:
Code is under MIT/X11, because unlike Stallman, I don't believe in forcing you to let me see your code, in other words, I've showed you mine, you need not show me yours