Ymir Report #65 ā€” PHP 8.2 support


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Carl here. You signed up to receive updates about Ymir, the WordPress serverless DevOps platform that Iā€™m building.


INTRO

Greetings back from Canada!

I have largely focused these past two weeks on my consulting clients. I will probably do the same over the next two weeks.

Otherwise, WordPress 6.4 just came out. WordPress 6.4 now recommends PHP 8.1 and 8.2. I decided that this was the time to add PHP 8.2 support even if WordPress still says it's in beta support.

Business is going well this month still! But December isn't looking too hot. Always the šŸŽ¢ with this šŸ˜…


PRODUCT

You can always view the history of Ymir's product development at https://ymirapp.com/changelog.

As I mentioned, I only touched PHP 8.2 support this cycle. I started looking at the changes around logging. That said, it was a heavier lift than what I had time for with all the consulting work.

At this point, Ymir supports six PHP versions. (Seven with PHP 8.3 eventually!) I'm thinking about how I'll manage deprecations in the future. The good thing is I'm building the runtime against the Symfony LTS version and support ends at the end of 2025.


MARKETING

A few podcasts came out these past few weeks that involved Ymir.
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First, I recorded a podcast for WP Builds a few months ago. It finally came out last week! šŸ„³ I discuss Ymir, serverless, building in public.

While I wasn't a guest on that one per se, we had a really good episode of Do the Woo DevChat. We had Ben Gabler from Rocket.net and Tom Fanelli from Conversio. We discussed the challenges of hosting WooCommerce sites and I had some insights on that as well. Probably one of the best episodes we did this year.


BUSINESS

You can always view Ymir's up-to-date business metrics at ymirapp.com/open. They're updated every 10 minutes.

This month is looking really good. I had a lot of trials. It's looking like I might have a net gain of three subscribers. However, I have cancellations coming next month so that puts a dampen on how well things did this month.

On top of that, it's American Thanksgiving this week. This is usually the beginning of the slower period before the Christmas holidays. So I'm not expecting a lot of movement until January.

Carl

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