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PHP 5.1.2 has been released. Some of the key changes of PHP 5.1.2 include:
- HTTP Response Splitting has been addressed in ext/session and in the header() function.
- Fixed format string vulnerability in ext/mysqli.
- Fixed possible cross-site scripting problems in certain error conditions.
- Hash & XMLWriter extensions added and enabled by default.
- Upgraded OCI8 extension.
- Over 85 various bug fixes.
Andrei Zmievski has graciously provided his slides on the Regular Expression at the php|works Toronto 2004.
Regular Expressions: every developer's best friend and worst nightmare!
Join Andrei Zmievski, PHP developer and author of the PHP Regex (PCRE) extension, on a journey that will take you from your first steps into the world of regular expressions to complete mastery of this most useful of tools.
A must for everyone who's ever wondered what /(?<=foo)(bar)/ means.
A must read!
As with an new release of the software, administrators (and powers-that-be) in an orgranization, tend to wait for the minor updates before integrating them into system; the adaption of PHP 5 in production envoirnment has been slow.
But with the release of PHP 5.0.2 and Zend releasing products which supports PHP 5, version 5 is now ready to take off!.
I myself have waited a bit longer, in order for the v5 to get stable. I am now going to install the version 5 and start using as the default development envoirnment.
You can also expect updates to the articles related to php, in next week or so.
PHP5 is out! If you are the impatient type, go download it here.
Me, I am going to wait a while before actually deploy on my servers because it seems that bug reports are coming in, like HTTP authentication is broken. For deployment on you mission critical servers, I would wait till 5.0.1 or 5.0.2.
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Amit Arora is web developer with expertise in developing eCommerce enabled websites for the businesses.