CascadiaPHP 2024

News Archive - 2024

Here are the most important news items we have published in 2024 on PHP.net.


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CascadiaPHP 2024

Join us in Portland, Oregon fon Thursday-Saturday, October 24-26 in Portland, Oregon for the third (and first since 2019) edition of CascadiaPHP! We're excited to bring back a PHP conference run by and for the community to the Pacific Northwest. As with previous years, Portland State University's campus will be our venue.

Attend for one, two, or three days, with a mix of talks and tutorials each day. Purchase a ticket before speakers are announced to get an extra discount.

PHP 8.4.0 Alpha 2 available for testing

The PHP team is pleased to announce the second testing release of PHP 8.4.0, Alpha 2. This continues the PHP 8.4 release cycle, the rough outline of which is specified in the PHP Wiki.

For source downloads of PHP 8.4.0 Alpha 2 please visit the download page.

Please carefully test this version and report any issues found in the bug reporting system.

Please DO NOT use this version in production, it is an early test version.

For more information on the new features and other changes, you can read the NEWS file, or the UPGRADING file for a complete list of upgrading notes. These files can also be found in the release archive.

The next release will be Alpha 3, planned for 1 Aug 2024.

The signatures for the release can be found in the manifest or on the QA site.

Thank you for helping us make PHP better.

PHP 8.4.0 Alpha 1 available for testing

The PHP team is pleased to announce the first testing release of PHP 8.4.0, Alpha 1. This starts the PHP 8.4 release cycle, the rough outline of which is specified in the PHP Wiki.

For source downloads of PHP 8.4.0 Alpha 1 please visit the download page.

Please carefully test this version and report any issues found using the bug tracking system.

Please DO NOT use this version in production, it is an early test version.

For more information on the new features and other changes, you can read the NEWS file, or the UPGRADING file for a complete list of upgrading notes. These files can also be found in the release archive.

The next release will be Alpha 2, planned for 18 Jul 2024.

The signatures for the release can be found in the manifest or on the QA site.

Thank you for helping us make PHP better.

PHP 8.3.9 Released!

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 8.3.9. This is a bug fix release.

All PHP 8.3 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 8.3.9 please visit our downloads page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 8.2.21 Released!

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 8.2.21. This is a bug fix release.

All PHP 8.2 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 8.2.21 please visit our downloads page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

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CascadiaPHP 2024 - Call For Papers

Join us in Portland, Oregon fon Thursday-Saturday, October 24-26 in Portland, Oregon for the third (and first since 2019) edition of CascadiaPHP! We're excited to bring back a PHP conference run by and for the community to the Pacific Northwest. As with previous years, Portland State University's campus will be our venue.

Our CFP has been extended to Thursday, June 27th, and we'd love to see your talk and tutorial abstracts for PHP and PHP-adjacent topics. Submit to the CFP today!

PHPCon Poland 2024

PHPCon Poland 2024

PHPCon Poland is the oldest and most unique conference in Poland, aimed at PHP developers and enthusiasts. We have been on the Polish market since 2010 and have contributed to educating a new generation of PHP developers!

This is an event where you will make new contacts and exchange experiences and ideas for the near future. But not only that! It's a conference you'll love coming back to, both for the atmosphere and the new contacts and also for your development - as a listener, speaker, or maybe as a recruiter looking for new talent. Who knows?

For the first time this year, PHPCon Poland will occur in Wisła, a town often called "the pearl of the Beskid Mountains.”

The Stok ("The Slope") hotel is a uniquely picturesque mountain resort near the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It is surrounded by mountain ranges, with the highest massif being Barania Gora (1220 m.a.s.l). Three mountain streams combine to create the Wisła, the Queen of Polish rivers. The town of Wisła is the hometown of Adam Małysz, the world champion of ski jumps.

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For further information on the PHPCon Poland 2024 Conference visit: 2024.phpcon.pl.

Direct link to Call for Papers is: cfp.phpcon.pl.

Conference days are: October 25-26.

Call for Papers ends at: July 31.

International PHP Conference Munich 2024

International PHP Conference Munich 2024

The International PHP Conference is the world's first PHP conference and stands since more than a decade for top-notch pragmatic expertise in PHP and web technologies. At the IPC, internationally renowned experts from the PHP industry meet up with PHP users and developers from large and small companies. Here is the place where concepts emerge and ideas are born - the IPC signifies knowledge transfer at highest level.

Basic facts:

Date: November 11 ‒ 15, 2024

Location: Munich Marriott Hotel City West, Munich or Online

Highlights:

  • 60+ best practice sessions
  • 50+ international top speakers
  • PHPower: Hands-on Power Workshops
  • Expo with exciting exhibitors on November 12 & 13
  • All inclusive: Changing buffets, snacks & refreshing drinks
  • Official certificate for attendees
  • Free Goodies:Developer bag, T-Shirt, magazines etc.
  • Exclusive networking events

For further information on the International PHP Conference Munich visit: https://phpconference.com/munich/

Forum PHP 2024 - Paris (France)

Forum PHP 2024 - Paris (France)

Join the biggest PHP event organized by the French PHP user group, organized for the third time in Disneyland Paris, at the Hotel New York - The Art of Marvel ! During two days, on October 10th and 11th, enjoy the company of our friendly audience, share your knowledge with +700 attendees, meet the companies who use PHP every day, in a environment that will bring even more magic to the language.

Date: October 10 & 11

Check out more details at Afup.org

PHP 8.2.20 Released!

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 8.2.20. This is a security release.

All PHP 8.2 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 8.2.20 please visit our downloads page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 8.3.8 Released!

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 8.3.8. This is a security release.

All PHP 8.3 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 8.3.8 please visit our downloads page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 8.1.29 Released!

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 8.1.29. This is a security release.

All PHP 8.1 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 8.1.29 please visit our downloads page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 8.3.7 Released!

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 8.3.7. This is a bug fix release.

All PHP 8.3 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 8.3.7 please visit our downloads page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 8.2.19 Released!

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 8.2.19. This is a bug fix release.

All PHP 8.2 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 8.2.19 please visit our downloads page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

Statement on glibc/iconv Vulnerability

EDIT 2024-04-25: Clarified when a PHP application is vulnerable to this bug.

Recently, a bug in glibc version 2.39 and older (CVE-2024-2961) was uncovered where a buffer overflow in character set conversions to the ISO-2022-CN-EXT character set can result in remote code execution.

This specific buffer overflow in glibc is exploitable through PHP, which exposes the iconv functionality of glibc to do character set conversions via the iconv extension. Although the bug is exploitable in the context of the PHP Engine, the bug is not in PHP. It is also not directly exploitable remotely.

The bug is exploitable, if and only if, the PHP application calls iconv functions or filters with user-supplied character sets.

Applications are not vulnerable if:

  • Glibc security updates from the distribution have been installed.
  • Or the iconv extension is not loaded.
  • Or the vulnerable character set has been removed from gconv-modules-extra.conf.
  • Or the application passes only specifically allowed character sets to iconv.

Moreover, when using a user-supplied character set, it is good practice for applications to accept only specific charsets that have been explicitly allowed by the application. One example of how this can be done is by using an allow-list and the array_search() function to check the encoding before passing it to iconv. For example: array_search($charset, $allowed_list, true)

There are numerous reports online with titles like "Mitigating the iconv Vulnerability for PHP (CVE-2024-2961)" or "PHP Under Attack". These titles are misleading as this is not a bug in PHP itself.

If your PHP application is vulnerable, we first recommend to check if your Linux distribution has already published patched variants of glibc. Debian, CentOS, and others, have already done so, and please upgrade as soon as possible.

Once an update is available in glibc, updating that package on your Linux machine will be enough to alleviate the issue. You do not need to update PHP, as glibc is a dynamically linked library.

If your Linux distribution has not published a patched version of glibc, there is no fix for this issue. However, there exists a workaround described in GLIBC Vulnerability on Servers Serving PHP which explains a way on how to remove the problematic character set from glibc. Perform this procedure for every gconv-modules-extra.conf file that is available on your system.

PHP users on Windows are not affected.

Therefore, a new version of PHP will not be released for this vulnerability.

PHP 8.1.28 Released!

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 8.1.28. This is a security release.

All PHP 8.1 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 8.1.28 please visit our downloads page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 8.3.6 Released!

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 8.3.6. This is a security release.

All PHP 8.3 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 8.3.6 please visit our downloads page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 8.2.18 Released!

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 8.2.18. This is a security release.

All PHP 8.2 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 8.2.18 please visit our downloads page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

CakeFest 2024: The Official CakePHP Conference

CakeFest 2024: The Official CakePHP Conference

CakeFest 2024 - our annual conference dedicated to CakePHP. One full workshop day (plus one hybrid day) that is an ideal way to learn as both beginners and advanced users, followed by a full day of presentations, discussions and talks on CakePHP related technologies. CakeFest 2024 will be held in Luxembourg at Technoport - we are excited to see you there!

Date: July 24, 25 & 26
Time: 09:00am CET

Check out more details at CakeFest.org

PHP 8.3.4 Released!

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 8.3.4. This is a bug fix release.

All PHP 8.3 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 8.3.4 please visit our downloads page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 8.2.17 Released!

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 8.2.17. This is a bug fix release.

All PHP 8.2 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 8.2.17 please visit our downloads page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHPerKaigi 2024

PHPerKaigi 2024

PHPerKaigi 2024, Nakano, Tokyo, Japan

Date: Mar 07 - 09, 2024

PHPerKaigi is an event for PHPers, that is, those who are currently using PHP, those who have used PHP in the past, those who want to use PHP in the future, and those who love PHP, to share technical know-how and "#love" for PHP.

The conference consists of talk sessions by public speakers. In addition to we have unconference, social gathering and so on for all of developers from all from Japan. Let's talk about PHP!

Follow us on X (Formerly Twitter) @phperkaigi, #phperkaigi.

https://phperkaigi.jp/2024/

Note:

*Kaigi* means meeting in Japanese.

PHP Velho Oeste 2024

PHP Velho Oeste 2024

PHP Velho Oeste is a community that aims to move the PHP language ecosystem in the western region of Santa Catarina, Brazil, known as Velho Oeste(Old West).

Knowledge + Networking

In this event, several relevant topics will be covered, from the latest language updates to best development practices. You will have the opportunity to expand your PHP knowledge and stay up to date with the latest market trends.

Date: May 17-18, 2024

Location: Unochapecó Noble Hall in Chapecó, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

For more information about the event, visit our website: PHP Velho Oeste

PHP 8.2.16 Released!

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 8.2.16. This is a bug fix release.

All PHP 8.2 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 8.2.16 please visit our downloads page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 8.3.3 Released!

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 8.3.3. This is a bug fix release.

All PHP 8.3 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 8.3.3 please visit our downloads page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

Dutch PHP Conference 2024

Dutch PHP Conference 2024

Get ready for 4 days of the Dutch PHP Conference 2024 - In Person Edition 🔥 ! Two training days, a tutorial day and a conference day.

Training day 1 & 2

We are offering 2 in-depth workshop days this year, to dive into a particular topic together with an experienced coach & speaker:

The location of DPC this year is Pathe Amsterdam Noord, so you can also go for the Movie Passe-partout and catch a movie in case you have some free time left. 🎥

Tutorial day & conference day

In addition to the training days, we will offer a tutorial day and conference day. The full schedule can be found here. We also hope to see you at our after party in the hollywood cafe after the conference on Friday!

We look forward to meeting you all in Amsterdam from 12 to 15 March! Mark those calendars!

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php[tek] 2024

php[tek] 2024 - Sheraton Suites O'Hare, Rosemont, IL

Join us for the 16th Annual Web Developer Conference, php[tek] 2024, April 23-25 2024.

php[tek] 2024 combines leadership, expertise, and networking in one event. A relaxing atmosphere for tech leaders and developers to share, learn and grow professionally while also providing you with the knowledge to solve your everyday problems.

We are the longest-running web developer conference in the United States, focusing on the PHP programming language. The event is broken up into multiple days. The main conference happens over the course of 3 days (April 23-25) and includes keynotes, talks, and networking options. It will be broken into four tracks this year and will cover a range of topics.

Head over to https://tek.phparch.com and get yours today!

PHP UK Conference 2024

PHP UK Conference 2024

Our aim is for PHP UK to offer attendees a forum for learning and networking with the most up-to-date topics in PHP development and related tools, tailored specifically to the needs of developers and CTOs.

Event Details
  • Date: 15th & 16th February 2024 (GMT)
  • Location: The Brewery, 52 Chiswell St, London, EC1Y 4SA

For more information, see: PHP UK Conference 2024.

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PHP Conference Odawara 2024

PHP Conference Odawara 2024

PHP Conference Odawara will be held for the first time in 2024.

Inspired by the enthusiasm of PHP conferences held in Japan, we have decided to host an event in "Odawara" with the aim of creating the same enthusiasm.
Our aim is to liven up the PHP community even more, with the help of Odawara's appeals.
This conference would get you hyped to "learn" even more!🏯🥷🍥♨️
(This conference will be conducted in Japanese)

Basic information
  • Date: April 13, 2024(JST)
  • Location: Odawara Civic Exchange Center "UMECO", Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

For more information, see the event page: PHP Conference Odawara 2024.

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PHP 8.2.15 Released!

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 8.2.15. This is a bug fix release.

All PHP 8.2 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 8.2.15 please visit our downloads page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 8.3.2 Released!

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 8.3.2. This is a bug fix release.

All PHP 8.3 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 8.3.2 please visit our downloads page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

SymfonyCon Vienna 2024

SymfonyCon Vienna 2024

SymfonyCon Vienna 2024 is the global conference in English for Symfony and PHP developers. Two days of workshops (December 3-4) followed by two days (December 5-6) full of talks on PHP, Symfony and its ecosystem.

Join us and discover the amazing city of Vienna (Austria) while you share fun and knowledge with developers from all around the World.

Check out all the conference details

Web Summer Camp 2024

Web Summer Camp 2024

Web Summer Camp is a 3-day conference with first two days consisting of hands-on workshops in several tracks, including PHP and Symfony. Third day is reserved for keynotes, speaking sessions and un-conference.

This year's edition will be held on July 4ht-6th 2024 in Opatija, Croatia. Call for papers is open till March 31st 2024. For more information see the web site: Web Summer Camp 2024.

Laravel Live Denmark 2024

Laravel Live Denmark 2024

Laravel Live is a two-day Laravel conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark the 22 - 23. August 2024.

This will be the first Laravel Conference in the nordic countries, where 350 Laravel and PHP enthusiasts from around the world will gather for two days of talks, learning and networking.

Information:
  • August 22-23, 2024
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 16 speakers
  • 350 Laravel and PHP enthusiasts

For more information, see Laravel Live Denmark 2024.

You can also find us at Twitter.

ConFoo Montreal 2024

Unveiling the ConFoo 2024 edition!

With over 170 presentations, delivered by speakers from around the world, ConFoo is a conference for Full-Stack developers covering everything from the backend to the frontend: JavaScript, PHP, Java, Dotnet, Security, Artificial Intelligence, DevOps, and much more. ConFoo brings an outstanding diversity of content to expand your knowledge, increase your productivity, and take your development skills to the next level. With a selection of presentations focused on cutting-edge technologies, there's a reason why attendees returning from ConFoo say they've learned more in these 3 days than in 3 years at university! Register now to participate, meet renowned speakers who contribute to the Open Source projects you use every day.
PHP Conference Hokkaido 2024

PHP Conference Hokkaido 2024

We are delighted to announce the PHP Conference Hokkaido 2024.

This is a technical event for participants interested in PHP and web technologies in Hokkaido, Japan in January 2024.
PHP Conference Hokkaido has been held irregularly since 2012, and this will be the fourth time since 2019.
(This conference will be conducted in Japanese)

Basic facts
  • Date: January 12-13, 2024 (JST)
  • Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan

For more information, See the event page: PHP Conference Hokkaido 2024.

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PHP Conference Fukuoka 2024

PHP Conference Fukuoka 2024

We are delighted to announce the PHP Conference Fukuoka 2024.

We want to boost the IT industry in the Kyushu region and provide a place where PHPers in Kyushu and PHPers from all over Japan can interact.
This event has been held continuously since 2015 with this in mind.
We hope that through this event, participants will inspire each other and create new ideas and connections. (This conference will be conducted in Japanese)

Basic facts
  • Date: June 22, 2024 (JST)
  • Location: Fukuoka, Japan

For more information, See the event page: PHP Conference Fukuoka 2024.

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PHP Conference Kagawa 2024

PHP Conference Kagawa 2024

The PHP Conference Kagawa will be held for the first time in 2024.

The event will take place in a Japanese architectural mansion, constructed in 1917 and designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan.
Enjoy talk sessions about PHP in a spacious room with tatami mats.
(The conference will be conducted in Japanese)

Basic facts
  • Date: May 11, 2024 (JST)
  • Location: Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan

Further information will be available on the event page and X(Twitter).

Drupal Mountain Camp 2024

Drupal Mountain Camp 2024

We are thrilled to announce the 4th edition of Drupal Mountain Camp, taking place from March 7th to March 10th, 2024, in Davos, Switzerland.

About the Conference
Featuring seven different tracks (three parallel), focusing not only on Drupal but also on Symfony, Laravel, PHP, modern JavaScript (React), as well as accessibility, diversity, and inclusion, the conference will be a great opportunity to learn, connect, and share with the community.

Drupal Mountain Camp brings together experts and newcomers in web development to share their knowledge in creating interactive websites using Drupal and related web technologies. We are committed to unite a diverse crowd from different disciplines such as developers, designers, project managers as well as agency and community leaders.

Winter Wonderland in Davos
Embrace the beauty of the Swiss Alps during the snowy season.
Enjoy social activities like skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and indulging in traditional fondue high up in the mountains.
It's not just a conference; it's an adventure!

Who should join?
Although the conference is predominately focused on Drupal, this years' edition we've expanded to several non-Drupal tracks, thus we invite everyone related to PHP or the modern web to participate.

Davos is located high up in the Swiss alps, reachable from Zurich airport within a beautiful 2 hours train ride up the mountains.

  • Date: March 7 - 10, 2024
  • Location: Davos, Switzerland
  • Language: English

Interested?
Submit a session, register as a participant, or become a sponsor today.
Keep in touch via our website at: drupalmountaincamp.ch

PHP Conference Kansai Japan 2024

PHP Conference Kansai 2024

We are excited to announce the PHP Conference Kansai 2024. 🎉

About the conference
PHP Conference Kansai is a large-scale technical conference in Japan for PHP engineers to share their technical knowledge and experiences in and around PHP. It has been held 8 times in the past since 2011, and each time the topic is the latest information and trends in PHP at that time. This conference is the first time in 6 years. It is being restarted to create a place where PHP engineers in Kansai can exchange information with each other and improve themselves as engineers. On the day of the event, there will be lectures by engineers who have been invited from the general public, as well as other events to share information.

Who can join?
All people related to PHP are eligible to participate, including those who use PHP, those who have used PHP, and those who are interested in PHP. Please come visit us to update your information! (The conference is given in Japanese.)

Basic facts
  • Date: February 11, 2024
  • Location: Osaka, Japan.
  • Timetable

For more information, See the event page: PHP Conference Kansai 2024.

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