Hack: Facebook new programming language

This may come as a surprise for those of us who may be thinking that Facebook is all about Social Networking but unfortunately Facebook is at it again. This time they have just released their own programming language code name “HACK“. Apparently this had been in-use at Facebook for well over a year now and its been released as an Open Source Program.

[box type=”info” style=”rounded” icon=”info”]Facebook is trying to make it easier for its developers to write code quickly, so it has built a new programming language called Hack. It’s transitioning as much of its code to Hack as possible going forward.[/box]

So what is HACK?

HACK is a programming language Facebook 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…

Full details had been posted on Facebook’s page. Read more

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Looks and fell of Hack

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It will be interesting to see how Hack fits into the programming world and benefits that are bound to come with it.

 
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