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Hack Codegen - Facebook Open-Sources Code That Writes Code

Hack Codegen - Facebook Open-Sources Code That Writes Code

August 24, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Good news for Open Source Lovers! Facebook has open-sourced Hack Codegen – its library for automatically generating Hack code, allowing outside developers to automate some of their routine work while developing large programs. HACK is the Facebook's own programming language designed to build complex web sites and other software quickly and without many flaws. HACK programming language is developed for HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) – an open-source virtual machine designed to execute programs written in Hack and PHP. The top 20 open source frameworks on Github run on HHVM. Also Read: Top 10 Popular Programming Languages used on GitHub HACK CodeGen is Now Open Source While making the announcement of open-sourcing Hack Codegen , which automatically generates hack code, Facebook's software engineer Alejandro Marcu said in a blog post : "Being able to generate code through automated code generation allows [developers] to increase the level of abst
HACK - A New Open Source Programming Language developed by Facebook

HACK - A New Open Source Programming Language developed by Facebook

March 23, 2014Mohit Kumar
Facebook just released a new programming language called ' HACK ', designed to build complex websites and other software quickly and without many flaws. The company has already migrated almost all of its PHP-based social networking site to HACK over the last year, but it has nothing to do with Hacking. When Social Networking website Facebook was started 10 years ago, it was coded in PHP by Mark Zuckerberg and team, but as the company grew, PHP Programming platform became difficult to manage and bug-free. Thus, Hack was born!  Facebook Team decides to develop a new programming language that could combine elements of static- type programming languages such as C or C++ with dynamic-type languages like PHP, now called " HACK Programming Language ". " Hack has deep roots in PHP. In fact, most PHP files are already valid Hack files. " Facebook said, " We have also added many new features that we believe will help make developers more productiv
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