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Facebook and the Evolution of PHP

Facebook recently introduced and open-sourced Hack, a gradually-typed programming language for HHVM that interoperates seamlessly with PHP. Hack builds the bridge between the dynamically and statically-typed worlds – providing code correctness while maintaining a fast feedback loop. Facebook is committed to working with the community to improve and refine the Hack language, to help interested developers convert to Hack, and to narrow the HHVM compatibility gap with PHP5 and popular frameworks.

About the Speaker

Edwin Smith, tech lead for HHVM working out of Boston, will talk about how Hack came to be, the efficiency gains they've achieved at Facebook, the developer support they're building, and how the community can work with and contribute to Hack/HHVM.


6:00 PM - 7:00 PM > Free Pizza
7:00 PM - 7:15 PM > Announcements
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM > Main Presentation
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM > Q & A

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  • Gene B.

    PHP Fights HHVM and Zephir with PHPNG.

    June 25, 2014

  • Matt M.

    Hi everyone, Gabe has posted his slides here:

    2 · June 20, 2014

  • Elias Y.

    One of the best meetups I have been to in a while.

    2 · June 19, 2014

  • Mark H.

    Gabe, Matt, great presentation and thanks to the Facebook team for expanding php into the hi-performance space.

    June 19, 2014

  • Peter B.

    How will this affect those that primerily use php in a wordpress dev environment?

    June 18, 2014

  • Θйế Ä.

    Can we bring a laptop with video camera?

    May 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      He's trying to tape a porno

      1 · June 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      (I'm kidding)

      June 17, 2014

  • Dony

    I wish the Main Presentation started earlier than 7:15. Its just too late in my opinion

    June 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excited to listen about hack

    June 14, 2014

  • Karen W.

    prior commitment

    June 3, 2014

  • Gene B.

    PHP Fights HHVM and Zephir with PHPNG. Details ...

    May 26, 2014

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