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PHP, Seriously!

Posted by Keith Adams  on  Feb 26, 2014 1

Keith Adams examines the strengths that made PHP a dominant language in its niche, highlighting Facebook's attempts at remedying its inconsistencies and misfeatures while maintaining its strengths.

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Taking PHP Seriously

Posted by Keith Adams  on  Nov 05, 2013 3

Keith Adams outlines PHP's strengths and Facebook's attempts at remedying the inconsistencies and misfeatures in the core language.

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PHP on the Metal with HHVM

Posted by Keith Adams  on  Apr 09, 2013

Keith Adams shares details on building HHVM, a PHP VM built by Facebook, along with lessons learned doing it and tuning it for high performance.

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The HipHop Compiler for PHP

Posted by Guilherme Ottoni  on  Mar 12, 2013

Guilherme Ottoni presents the design, implementation, and an evaluation of the HipHop compiler for PHP.

Platform Choices on Windows Azure (It’s not just ASP.NET and SQL Server)

Posted by Mark Rendle  on  Jul 31, 2012

Mark Rendle introduces the basic services offered by Windows Azure along with examples of various platform choices that can be used: RavenDB, ASP.NET MVC, Node.js + Express, MongoDB, Sinatra, etc.

Evolution of Code Design at Facebook

Posted by Nick Schrock  on  Apr 28, 2011 2

Nick Schrock presents how Facebook’s code evolved over time, explaining some new constructs – fbobjects, Preparables, Ents - introduced to address the complexities of a large social graph.

Scale at Facebook

Posted by Aditya Agarwal  on  May 28, 2010 3

Beside presenting the overall Facebook architecture and scaling solutions used, Aditya Agarwal talks about the iterative process of constantly improving the site, making sure to avoid over-engineering

Facebook: Science and the Social Graph

Posted by Aditya Agarwal  on  Mar 25, 2009 9

Aditya Agarwal discusses Facebook’s architecture, more exactly the software stack used, presenting the advantages and disadvantages of its major components: PHP, MySQL, Memcache, Thrift, Scribe.

Running PHP on the JVM with P8

Posted by Rob Nicholson  on  Oct 31, 2008 1

Robert Nicholson discusses the reasons to bring PHP to the JVM, an overview of PHP and P8, PHP characteristics, how PHP functions are compiled, InvokeDynamic and PHP Functions.

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