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PHP 7’s badass null coalesce operator

There’s a new PHP on the block, and it’s really, really fast. More than double the requests per second fast. 50% better memory use fast.

This speed increase will be felt everywhere, from small blogs to decoupled API driven interfaces. WordPress has been testing against PHP 7 for a while now, and I’ll be building new WordPress sites against it.

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Speed aside, PHP 7 comes with one cool language…