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An Elephant of a Different Colour: Hack

Hack is a version of PHP which runs on HHVM developed by Facebook. HHVM is famous for being much faster than Zend PHP, and with Hack it also supports some awesome improvements to the language. In this talk I'm going to look at these features in some detail. Some of the things Hack delivers are:

• asynchronous execution (like Node)

• XML/XHTML as a first class datatype

• specialized collection types

• better lambda functions (closures)

• generics, strong types and more.

Many new PHP features were supported by Hack first including generators and variadic functions.

I hope you will be able to join us as we explore what Hack has to offer.

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  • Vic M.

    Thanks Peter! And thanks to everyone who came out. I had a lot of fun digging around for the info. I've put my slides on slideshare:

    March 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I loved it. Very nice presentation about something that it's not documented yet. Good job Vic.

    March 5, 2014

  • Bohdan Z.

    Will be there till 8 PM. @bzaba

    March 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds great. HHVM is coming up more and more now.

    March 2, 2014

  • Kalyan C.

    Got some conflicts in schedule :(

    February 28, 2014

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