‘Facebook Unveils Hack, A New Programming Language For Bug-Free Coding’ – ‘ReadWrite’
The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “Facebook Unveils Hack, A New Programming Language For Bug-Free Coding”.
Selena Larson says, “Facebook wants to make it easy for developers to write and ship code quickly. To that end, on Thursday, it released Hack, an open-source language that it claims will allow developers to build bug-free code fast.
Ten years ago, Facebook started out as a website coded in PHP, a scripting language aimed at fast development of interactive Web pages. As the company grew, PHP became difficult to manage and it was easier for developers to make mistakes, said Bryan O’Sullivan, the manager of Facebook’s Hack team, in an interview with ReadWrite. To help eliminate errors in its massive codebase, O’Sullivan and his team created Hack, combining the fast development cycle of PHP with the discipline of more formal programming languages“.
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