PHP 7.2 provides several critical security updates and it’s important for any PHP developer to make sure that they leave the 5.x branch and jump on the 7.x branch as soon as possible.

Updating to PHP 7.2 is a breeze If you’re on OSX and using Homebrew.

Start by making sure that brew is up to date:

brew update && brew upgrade

Unlink any previous PHP installation (this may vary, so you might need to replace the php71 accordingly):

brew unlink php71

Install PHP 7.2:

brew install php72

Once done, you can verify that PHP 7.2 was installed by using php -v

Happy coding!


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