PHP 7.0.0 Available Now

The PHP development team announced the availability of PHP 7.0.0. It marks the beginning of the new major PHP 7 series. New features include a new version of the Zend Engine and other major improvements.
 
As stated via official announcement,
 
 'It is not just a next major PHP version being released today. The release being introduced is an outcome of the almost two years development journey. It is a very special accomplishment of the core team. And, it is a result of incredible efforts of many active community members. Indeed, it is not just a final release being brought out today, it is the rise of a new PHP generation with an enormous potential."
 
Here are the features,
  • PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6
  • A new version of the Zend Engine
  • Reduced memory usage
  • Abstract Syntax Tree
  • Consistent 64-bit support
  • Improved Exception hierarchy
  • Fatal errors converted to Exceptions
  • Secure random number generator
  • Removed old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions
  • The null coalescing operator (??)
  • Return and Scalar Type Declarations
  • Anonymous Classes
  • Zero cost asserts 
For source downloads of PHP 7.0.0, visit the following downloads page