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Moving faster with PHP at Facebook

YOW! 2013 Brisbane

Facebook takes pride in its “move fast” culture, and both PHP and HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine for PHP) are fundamentally tied to its success. As the Facebook product has evolved, so has it’s underlying web language, with several Facebook specific language and runtime extensions helping it scale in both developer efficiency and execution efficiency. We explore this evolution, and deep dive on our latest language goodness.