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November 18, 2021

Hi everyone,  

Last  week the PHP team released the final PHP 8.1 release candidate (RC6). It’s now just a week before the GA release of PHP 8.1. The download link is on the ‘News’ section of this week’s newsletter. If you’re late to the party, we've been posting articles and resources that highlight the new features coming to PHP 8.1. We hope that you will enjoy developing applications or test packages when you take the last release candidate for a spin. An excellent way to start your test is to leverage PHP 8.1 Support in Laravel Sail. We do hope you enjoy this week’s issue and we will see you all next Thursday on the launch of PHP 8.1. 

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News and Announcements

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