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Blog posts tagged 'Hack'

Guilherme OttoniSoftware engineer at Facebook

Redesigning the HHVM JIT compiler for better performance

Posted about a year ago

The redesign of the HHVM JIT has improved the CPU usage for running Facebook by about 15 percent. Read more...

Alejandro MarcuSoftware engineer at Facebook

Writing code that writes code — with Hack Codegen

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Infra · Open Source · Hack

Hack Codegen is a library for generating Hack code and writing it into signed files that prevent undesired modifications. Read more...

Erin GreenEngineering

HHVM adoption news

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Web · Infra · Backend · PHP · HipHop · Hack · Open Source · Performance · Data Centers

Box and other well-known companies have adopted HHVM. The results have been great, including improvements in CPU efficiency and speed. Here's a little bit about how each company has experienced the transition, in the words of the engineers involved. Read more...

Erin GreenEngineering

F8: Big technology bets and open source announcements

Posted about 3 years ago

The second day of F8 — Facebook's annual developer conference — was dedicated to the future of communications technology. Read more...

Favorite Hacks of 2014

Posted about 3 years ago
blog post · Culture · Infra · Data · Language Tools · Hack · Android · London

We've celebrated a lot of big moments and launches over the last year - Facebook's 10th anniversary, Internet.org, and the new Hack language, to name a few. But while our teams were cranking away on major releases, we also took some time out for good old-fashioned hacking. We had 17 hackathons this year in Menlo Park, New York, Seattle, London, Vancouver, Tel Aviv, as well as a castle and a museum. Facebookers started over 500 projects focused on infrastructure, product, culture, and even coffee! Here are some of our favorite hacks from 2014 - may they inspire your own hacks in the new year!. Read more...

Announcing the Hack Transpiler

Posted about 3 years ago
blog post · Infra · Hack · Languages · PHP · Open Source

Today, we're proud to announce a first, experimental release of h2tp, or the “HH (Hack) Transpiler,” a tool which allows projects that have converted from PHP to Hack to still make releases that target the PHP language. Read more...

Nick PetroEngineering

F8 Developer Conference - Hacker Way Recap

Posted about 3 years ago
blog post · Data · Infra · Mobile · Web · Performance · Optimization · Open Source · Hack · Messages · Design Tools · Android · iOSmore

Over 1,700 developers traveled to the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco for Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference last week. Read more...

Joel PobarEngineering

Hack Developer Day Recap

Posted about 3 years ago

A few weeks ago, Facebook introduced and open-sourced Hack, a gradually-typed programming language for HHVM that interoperates seamlessly with PHP. Yesterday we hosted our first Hack Developer Day to bring together members of the developer community for a deeper dive into Hack and HHVM. Read more...

Hack: a new programming language for HHVM

Posted about 4 years ago
blog post · Infra · Culture · Backend · Open Source · Hack · Development Tools · HipHop · Languages · Platform · Menlo Parkmore

Today we're releasing Hack, a programming language we developed for HHVM that interoperates seamlessly with PHP. Hack reconciles the fast development cycle of PHP with the discipline provided by static typing, while adding many features commonly found in other modern programming languages. Read more...

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