Facebook Engineer talking about PHP & HHVM

Pop quiz: Why on Earth is it so rare to find such a reasonable discussion about a programming language?

I wonder how well the “Hack” typing stuff working. It addresses a key concern I have with the language and frankly with dynamically typed languages in general. Need to stew on it some more.

Totally agree with the key benefits of PHP points though: Workflow, State (management), and concurrency. One point he danced around, but didn’t say quite explicitly enough was that these advantages enable programmers new to a code base to get started working much faster (and more safely) than one would otherwise expect.

Early quick wins are great for team formation and cohesion…

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