News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

SitePoint PHP Blog:
HHVM and Hack - Can We Expect Them to Replace PHP?
February 13, 2014 @ 09:29:39

The SitePoint PHP blog has a new post today that asks can we expect HACK and HHVM to replace PHP as an evolution of the PHP language and interpreter.

HHVM is intended to achieve both parity with the Zend Engine features and best possible performances. Facebook claims a 3x to 10x speed boost and 1/2 memory footprint by switching from PHP+APC to HHVM. Of course this is really application dependent (10x being for the FB code base). [...] Instead this article will focus on HACK which is an evolution of the PHP language designed to be safer, to enable better performance and to improve developer efficiency.

He starts off by helping you get an instance of HHVM up and running (via Vagrant) and create a simple HACK script. From there he gets into some of the more advanced HACK features like constructor argument promotion and collections. The talks some about typing, type hinting and the use of generics as well.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
hack hhvm facebook introduction tutorial type collection constructor

Link: http://www.sitepoint.com/hhvm-hack-part-1/

blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

CorePHP Blog: A Guide to running Apache 2, PHP 4 & PHP 5 on Windows XP

Joshua Thompson's Blog: Prototype-based programming in PHP

Zend Developer Zone: Creating Template-Based Applications with HTML_Template_Flexy

NetTuts.com: Simplify Form Handling in a Big Way

Sameer's Blog: Validating POST fields the easy way


Community Events

Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


wordpress community development unittest laravel library introduction api interview release psr7 extension language framework laravel5 voicesoftheelephpant opinion series conference podcast

All content copyright, 2015 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework