Facebook migrating their codebase from PHP to Hack.

Facebook is migrating nearly all of it’s codebase from PHP to Hack!. Hack is a new programming language for HHVM (Hip Hop Virtual Machine).

Quite similar to and derived from PHP, it was needed to speed up generation of web page. Also currently PHP has a lot of security loopholes which do not die down even after the code is changed into C++, hence facbook was thinking of changing it.

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