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Does Drupal 7 support PHP 7?

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Drupal 8, a CMS using Symfony Components and other significant improvements under the hood is out in November 2015. This is a great effort, but the sites built with Drupal 7 will continue to run for a number of years. Due to the limited number of modules for Drupal 8, even new Drupal 7 projects will be started.

The major iteration of the PHP language, PHP 7.0.0, is also scheduled for release the same November. Drupal 8 will get PHP 7 compatibility soon, but for Drupal 7 the schedule is open. Read more about the status of Drupal and PHP 7 compatibility.

In short, the best option to increase Drupal 7 performance today is to switch to running the HHVM virtual machine designed to run PHP at high performance. Support for PHP 7 will come at a later date.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday November 12, 2015

Rendering React.js in Twig (for Drupal 8)

Server side rendering and isomorphic JavaScript is somewhat of a hyped topic these days. Mostly the whole stack is built with JavaScript, from the server running Node.js to the client using a framework/library such as React.

Written by Jorgé on Saturday September 19, 2015

Download a free copy of the O'Reilly Nginx eBook

NGINX is a very popular web server which is becoming even popular than the previous king Apache. NGINX has very high performance and this makes it a perfect companion for the HHVM PHP Runtime using Fast CGI interface. NGINX and O'Reilly have teamed up to give you access to a new eBook about NGINX, A Practical Guide to High Performance, for a limited time.

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday July 14, 2015