Joomla 3.5 is released with new features
The latest version of Joomla 3.5 was released on 21st March 2016. This blog post will outline some of the key features the developers have built into the latest version of the content management system. You can also find out more information by watching the 3.5 features video.
Support For PHP 7
One of the big selling points Joomla 3.5 has to offer is that it allows you to take advantage of the latest version of PHP 7. Don't worry you can still run your website on the current version of PHP 5.6 after you upgrade to version 3.5. However if the hosting company supports PHP 7 and you choose to enable it you will see some big improvements in the overall speed of your site.
One of the big benefits of running a website using PHP 7 is the performance improvements it has to offer. PHP 7 takes advantage of the new PHPNG engine which is basically a refactored version of the Zend Engine called Zend Engine II that’s uses the extensible object model and allows you to execute code much faster using less resources on the server.
PHP 7 also offers lots of other advantages, you can find out more by visiting https://github.com/tpunt/PHP7-Reference and https://www.zend.com/en/resources/php7_infographic