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What is the PHP Current Version 2023 Adoption

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Updated on: 2023-10-06

Posted on: 2023-10-06

Categories: PHP Tutorials, PHP User Groups, PHP community

PHP 8.3 is expected to be released by the end of 2023. Older versions are no longer getting version updates.

Many PHP developers have upgraded to newer PHP versions. Still, not every developer is using the latest stable PHP version.

Read this article to see the current breakdown of PHP version adoption according to the State of Laravel 2023 survey results.

You can also learn about the criteria when upgrading to a newer PHP version at the right time by watching a 5-minute video.




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In this article you will learn:

1. Why You Need to Know about the Current PHP Version Adoption

2. What You Can Do to Check the Current PHP Version Adoption

3. How You Can Decide When It is Time to Upgrade to A Newer PHP Version


1. Why You Need to Know about the Current PHP Version Adoption

The more developers use the same PHP version you use, the easier it will be to find support from other PHP developers that can help solve problems related to the current PHP version you use.

2. What You Can Do to Check the Current PHP Version Adoption

Surveys of large communities can be a good source of information about the habits of those communities.

Laravel is a PHP framework that gathers a large community of PHP developers. This year, the Laravel community organized another edition of the State of Laravel survey.

Among several aspects of interest, this survey asked which versions PHP developers use in their projects.

Here follows a nice chart that was compiled using numbers of State of Laravel 2023 survey results.

3. How You Can Decide When It is Time to Upgrade to A Newer PHP Version

Deciding when it is the right time to upgrade to a new PHP version is delicate. Every time you upgrade to a more recent PHP version, the code of your projects needs to be ready to work well in that version.

Testing and maintaining your project's code may require much effort before upgrading to a new PHP version.

This question was already answered in episode 92 of the Lately PHP podcast. Check the article about this topic to watch a 5-minute video that explains the criteria suggested for you to decide when it is the right time to upgrade to a newer PHP version.




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