“The PHP Development team announced this morning that PHP 5.3 RC1 is ready for public consumption”:http://www.php.net/archive/2009.php#id2009-03-24-1. Not only does PHP 5.3 include a number of basic enhancements, it has a number of new features as well!
* Namespace support
* Late static binding
* Lambda functions and closures
* NOWDOC syntax
* The ternary short cut ?:
And much more. Read the “full release announcement”:http://www.php.net/archive/2009.php#id2009-03-24-1, or just go head over to the “PHP QA website to download it”:http://qa.php.net/ and play!