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PDXPHP - Meeting with Haiping Zhao of Facebook

Portland Art Museum, Mark Building
1119 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205, US (map)



This will be a (open to the public) BoF session at Open Source Bridge.

I'm Very pleased to announce that Haiping, Senior Server Engineer at facebook and main engineer behind HipHop for PHP will be meeting with the PDXPHP group on June 3rd.  HipHop is one of the major developments in the PHP-verse as of late and it's announcement certainly generated quite a bit of hubbub.  Be sure to come down to learn all about HipHop and related work, plus what it's like being an engineer at Facebook.

HipHop for PHP isn't technically a compiler itself. Rather it is a source code transformer. HipHop programmatically transforms your PHP source code into highly optimized C++ and then uses g++ to compile it. HipHop executes the source code in a semantically equivalent manner and sacrifices some rarely used features — such as eval() — in exchange for improved performance. HipHop includes a code transformer, a reimplementation of PHP's runtime system, and a rewrite of many common PHP Extensions to take advantage of these performance optimizations.