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

Michael Nitschinger's Blog: Playing with Composer and Lithium

DevShed: PHP Statements and Beginning Loops

NETTUTS.com: How to Set Up a Killer WordPress Testing Environment Locally

SitePoint PHP Blog: How to Use the JsonSerializable Interface

Builder.com: Match users to their geo-location with PHP and PEAR Net:Geo


Community Events

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


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

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