Why Facebook’s New Programming Language Could Reinvent The Web

Why Facebook’s New Programming Language Could Reinvent The Web

Engineers turn an academic exercise into a battle-tested reality with their new language Hack.

Ross Brooks
  • 24 march 2014


Bryan O’Sullivan, Julien Verlaguet, and Alok Menghrajani, three engineers from Facebook, have developed a new open-source version of PHP that could take the programming world by storm. It offers the speed and flexibility of PHP, as well as the safety of more static languages like Java. The best thing about ‘Hack‘ is that it’s already being used to run the gargantuan social network that is Facebook.

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