NewsForge: PHP 5’s New Look

“In July Zend Technologies announced the latest version of PHP,
the widely used scripting language for Web programming. Version 5
incorporates a series of substantial enhancements over previous
releases. Here’s an introduction to some of the new features.

“The greatest change in PHP 5 comes with a complete redesign of
its object model, and with it, a tighter integration to
object-oriented (OO) paradigms. Previous versions’ usage of objects
had one major drawback: Objects were not tightly aligned with the
behavioural patterns observed in other object languages like Java
or C++…”