Whats new in php 5.5

Its a long journey since php releases its 5.4 and 5.5. Upto this time php 5.5 is not a stable release but yet we need to Expect something new as well as we need to loose some of the existing functionality of php running stable versions like 5.3 and 5.2.

Whats New in php 5.5

  • Improved Curl Support
  • Some pgsql functions are Added ( pg_escape_literal() )
  • Improved ZiP functionality like libzip
  • Apache2 Handler SAPI (Enabled Apache 2.4 configure option for Windows)
  • Added support for using empty() on the result of function calls
  • New Hash Support (PBKDF2 via hash_pbkdf2())

What we will loose in php 5.5

  • Deprecation of mysql_connect (Php will completely remove mysql normal connection support)
  • Deprecation of mysqli_connect
  • Some of the MCrypt function will be deprecated like ( mcrypt_ecb(), mcrypt_cbc(), mcrypt_cfb() and mcrypt_ofb() )

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