Its no longer news that PHP 7.4 is now available with lots of exciting new features. Yeah, and everyone wants to get a test of it :)
PHP 7.4 comes with numerous improvements and new features such as: Typed Properties, Arrow Functions, Null coalescing assignment operator, Unpacking Inside Arrays, Opcache Preloading etc.
You can walk your self through this new features here. Thanks to PHP development team. Bravo!
Laragon is a modern, maintained and rich-featured local development environment. Laragon comes pre-installed with many popular applications like Node.js, PHP, Apache, Nginx, Redis, Composer, and MariaDB/MySQL. It’s currently available for only Windows OS. You can download it here.
Please note that Laragon’s latest release as at the time I wrote this article haven’t shipped with PHP 7.4 and that’s the essence of this article.
Note that Laragon’s PHP folder can be found on this path:
Now open Laragon app on your system, click on Menu, navigate to the menu item, then change the PHP version to the latest one you have on your system.
Now you have your local development environment running PHP 7.4!
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