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Dec 01

Hacklang Async Processing

One of the frustrations in working with PHP is the synchronous, blocking, behaviour of the language. There are PHP extensions, such as pthreads that offer quasi PHP threading; however, that requires extra considerations such as server setups, locking, shared state, etc., and is often times omitted from development discussions due to overhead/learning curve of writing […]

Nov 26

Hacklang Generics

Facebook released Hacklang in early 2014 for use with HHVM, and has since announced that almost their entire code base has been ported from PHP to Hack. Hack interoperates seamlessly with PHP code and offers various enhancements, such as static typing, collections, asynchronous processing, etc. As a PHP developer migrating to Hack, the language was […]

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