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posted by janrinok on Friday March 21 2014, @11:25PM   Printer-friendly
from the another-day-another-language dept.

youngatheart writes:

"First there was HipHop, the PHP interpreter which improved performance, now usually referred to by the less embarrassing name HHVM. Building on HHVM, they've just introduced Hack, which '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.'

Over the past year, Facebook has converted nearly all of its PHP code base to Hack, which makes up the core of its website."

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by rts008 on Saturday March 22 2014, @09:56AM

    by rts008 (3001) on Saturday March 22 2014, @09:56AM (#19652)

    I've dabbled with html, a little Java, and a little python scripting, but I really do not know coding, programming, or any 'language'(I focus on some game 'modding' only)

    Coming from a 'country/farm boy' background, blacksmithing, construction, and other blue-collar vocations, I see your post and react to it in that mindset.

    To set the stage, coder/programmer/developer are fellow craftsman in my view, so keep that in mind for the below statements:

    The language doesn't mean shit. It's up to the person using it that determines how accurate/stable/fast/reusable it is : )

    The 'world's best, Super Ultimate, Foolproof, comprehensive' toolkit wielded by an incompetent or mediocre craftsman(?) will not achieve 'master craftsman' level results.
    However, you can provide some basic tools to a true master craftsman, and they will achieve seemingly miraculous works.

    I've personally witnessed this time, and time again in the construction field, and on the various farms and ranches I have worked; never more so than when I was in the US Army.

    So yeah, you hit the nail on the head, from my POV.

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