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Moving faster with PHP at Facebook

YOW! 2013 Melbourne

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.

Julien Verlaguet

Software Engineer


United States

Julien has spent the last 6 years writing tools for developers at Facebook. His main contribution was Hack (a gradually typed variant of PHP). His current work revolves around reactive programming.