March 9-11, 2011
Montreal, Canada

HipHop for PHP

What do you do when your PHP is as optimised as its going to get?

Facebook created it's own version of PHP which transforms the code into C++.

HipHop allows developers to continue writing complex logical directly with PHP but leverages the speed benefits of C++. HipHop is more than just a theoretical exercise and currently powers the majority of Facebook servers. This session will cover using HipHop and some of the code changes required to use it.

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Scott MacVicar


Scott is an open source engineer at Facebook, he's currently working on HipHop for PHP but over the years has contributed to PHP itself and several other extensions.

Along with coding he enjoys running, cooking and drinking bee.

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