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$title = There Are No Good Jokes About PHP
Answer ID 8726   |   Last Review Date 06/20/2016

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I was asked to write a blog about our upgrade of PHP in Service Cloud August 2016.  Easy enough, I thought, I’ve written hundreds of blogs and they usually just about write themselves.  And as you may have noticed in past blogs, I try hard to make them funny/pithy/anecdotal/memorable.  Who doesn’t like a joke once in a while, right?

Sadly, this time isn’t one of those times.  For the life of me I can’t find a single good joke or anecdote about PHP.  Go ahead, try Googling ‘PHP joke’ or even ‘PHP comic’; I predict you will be as disappointed as I was.

So I guess I’m going to give you the news without an anesthetic:

With the release of Oracle Service Cloud August 2016, we will be upgrading our support of PHP to version 5.6.18.  There are a few more details in the General Announcement but there are just 2 critical things to know: in the coming months we will be updating your site’s PHP code to be PHP 5.6-ready and, once we’ve done that, your PHP developers need to keep doing that in the future (they might find the Technical Release Notes useful in this regard).

Yeah, I agree, that sort of news usually tastes better if it’s served with a little more seasoning.  Sorry about that.  But at least your ‘to dos’ are pretty simple: make sure you tell your PHP developers that all future Service Cloud customizations need to be PHP 5.6-friendly.  Easy enough, I hope, since it’s been around a while (and the changes have been around even longer).

Finally, if you know any good PHP jokes, $conclusion = “I’m all ears”.

I was asked to write a blog about our upgrade of PHP in Service Cloud August 2016.  Easy enough, I thought, I’ve written hundreds of blogs and they usually just about write themselves.  And as you may have noticed in past blogs, I try hard to make them funny/pithy/anecdotal/memorable.  Who doesn’t like a joke once in a while, right?

Sadly, this time isn’t one of those times.  For the life of me I can’t find a single good joke or anecdote about PHP.  Go ahead, try Googling ‘PHP joke’ or even ‘PHP comic’; I predict you will be as disappointed as I was.

So I guess I’m going to give you the news without an anesthetic:

With the release of Oracle Service Cloud August 2016, we will be upgrading our support of PHP to version 5.6.18.  There are a few more details in the General Announcement but there are just 2 critical things to know: in the coming months we will be updating your site’s PHP code to be PHP 5.6-ready and, once we’ve done that, your PHP developers need to keep doing that in the future (they might find the Technical Release Notes useful in this regard).

Yeah, I agree, that sort of news usually tastes better if it’s served with a little more seasoning.  Sorry about that.  But at least your ‘to dos’ are pretty simple: make sure you tell your PHP developers that all future Service Cloud customizations need to be PHP 5.6-friendly.  Easy enough, I hope, since it’s been around a while (and the changes have been around even longer).

Finally, if you know any good PHP jokes, $conclusion = “I’m all ears”.

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