Facebook Introduces ‘Hack,’ the Programming Language of the

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Facebook Introduces ‘Hack,’ the Programming Language of the

Postby praveen-r » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:31 am

Social media leader Facebook has just released a new open-source language named, Hack, that integrates with the ever-popular language PHP. The new language will allow their engineers to increase their speed in code writing while at the same time Hack easily avoids common programming errors.

One of the best features of Hack is the ability to combine elements of static web page coding and dynamic languages, such as Ruby or PHP. The new language has been built to detect early mistakes before the runtime occurs and which is sometimes seen only with static programming languages.

Facebook has already migrated their newly released open source language into their PHP-based website. The transition of integrating their language into their site was aided by Hack’s ability to work side-by-side with PHP. With Facebook released Hack as “open-source” means that any engineer or programmer can add to the language or improve on it. This should also invite more integration with third-party app creators and contributors to Facebook add-ons.

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