Testing Moodle and PHP 7

Now since PHP 7 alpha is released on 12 June 2015, so definitely Moodle has to be tested with it to review the performance and other issues.

Usman Asar, one of the most Particularly Helpful Moodler (PHM), has tested Moodle with PHP 7.0.0 alpha and mentioned a considerable improvement of up to 30% or more in memory usage and rendering time improvement with PHP 5.6.7 (zend opcache enabled in both cases). Along with the improved performance he has also experienced many errors while testing.

Now since Alpha 2 version is scheduled to be released on 25 June 2015 then we may get some stable performance stats including running the Behat and PHPunit tests.

You can also join in testing Moodle with  PHP 7.0 from this Moodle forum thread: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=315158

Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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