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Facebook Just-in-time Compiler for PHP

March 30th, 2012 Leave a comment 1 comment
Facebook Just-in-time Compiler for PHP

Now that Facebook is up to 800 million users they are working hard to find new ways to serve all of their users in a way that keeps their quality of service at a high level. To do this, Facebook has created a Just-in-time or JIT, compiler for PHP to help handle its PHP-based web pages called HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM). For those of you unfamiliar with the idea of Just-in-time compilation, here is a little primer: JIT compilation is a method of compilation that allows for the improvement of runtime performance because the code is not compiled until it… View full post »