HipHop for PHP

Earlier this year Facebook developers caused quite a stir in the PHP community by releasing HipHop, the central piece in their high-performance arsenal.

Here is the video of the initial announcement along with some juicy technical details:

If you are interested in seeing how your PHP project fares when run through HipHop, check out the official HipHop project page.

With tools like HipHop, scripting languages like PHP are no longer subject to the charges of gross computational inefficiency. In short, it’s a great day to be a web developer.


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