Facebook’s PHP-to-C++ transformer made waves when it was announced earlier this month. Now, an initial release is finally available for download and public consumption.
Facebook’s HipHop is a game changing-technology for companies deploying large scale applications written in PHP.
Blue Parabola and php|architect are working on supporting HipHop with a series of new initiatives, ranging from content to consulting.
Many programming languages have embraced Functional Programming paradigms to augment the tools available. It also facilitates writing code that is easier to understand, easier to test, and able to take advantage of parallelization. PHP introduced anonymous functions and closures in 5.3, providing a more succinct way to tackle common problems. However, making the leap from […]
This past week, the DCPHP Developers’ Community had the privilege of hosting Scott MacVicar from Facebook. His title is “Open Source Developer Advocate” which puts him in the odd position of making good things happen within Facebook, representing them to the community, and convincing the community to get involved. Towards that goal, this presentation was […]
php|architect and Microsoft are celebrating the upcoming TEK·X conference with the TEK·X webcast series. Like last year, we are opening up webcast attendance is absolutely free. We are excited this year in the lineup of speakers we have for the webcast series and hope you are excited enough about them to not only register but […]
Anyone developing with PHP quickly learns that PHP’s ability to generate HTML is both a blessing and a curse. While PHP supports the ability to generate dynamic websites and HTML, it often creates kludgy and difficult code. Facebook, one of the world’s largest consumers of PHP and fresh off their announcement of HipHop, has noted […]
It’s another episode of the php|architect podcast! This week, we’re chatting with Ben Ramsey, who joined Cal and Marco at Facebook’s headquarters to hear about their new open-source technologies.
The topic: HipHop—Facebook’s new PHP-to-C++ compiler that promises up to 50% CPU savings over the traditional PHP runtime and has stirred up a debate across the entire community.
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