HHVM 3.6.0 Virtual Machine for HACK released

HHVM 3.6.0 recently released, is an open-source virtual machine designed for executing programs written inHack and PHP. HHVM 3.6 comes with lots of new goodies. In particular, many new Async features are now available by default including AsyncMySQL andMCRouter (memcache) support. Combined with existing support for asynchronous cURL, applications are now ready to deeply parallelize many common forms of costly data access. HHVM 3.6 changelog Release the async mysql extension Release an async MCRouter extension FastCGI largely re-written; should fix several rare crashes Make sure that C++ method signatures match the HNI Make the typechecker be as strict about XHP classes as other classes.

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.