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Discussion on: Why do you love Ruby, actually? An ode.

leob profile image

Well, performance is MUCH better than it used to be, PHP 7 and 8 made big strides in performance ... one other remarkable change is the move of PHP towards typing - type declarations/type checking.

Blogs, well of course there are many, we talked about Spatie, so here you go:

What's new in PHP 8:

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Sylwia Vargas Author

Cool, now I’m excited! I’ll give it a try and report back ✨ thank you!

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leob profile image

Haha okay, yes you should be!

Laravel is a great framework with a lively community & a vibrant ecosystem, they're innovating a lot - for example, recently I came across a version that runs "serverless" on AWS Lambda (, check it out if you're into that kind of stuff.

And remember the name Taylor Otwell, he's the creator (, you'll see him mentioned quite often.