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Hack

A programming language for HHVM that interoperates seamlessly with PHP
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What is Hack?

Hack provides instantaneous type checking via a local server that watches the filesystem. It typically runs in less than 200 milliseconds, making it easy to integrate into your development workflow without introducing a noticeable delay.
Hack is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.
Hack is an open source tool with 17K GitHub stars and 3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Hack's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Hack?

Companies
56 companies reportedly use Hack in their tech stacks, including Facebook, Slack, and Rocket.Chat.

Developers
44 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Hack.
Pros of Hack
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Open source
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Interoperates seamlessly with php
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Backed by facebook
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HHVM
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Great documentation
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Generics
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PHP like
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Used by facebook
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Great type system
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Fast
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Easy to learn

Hack's Features

  • Fast Development
  • Type Checking
  • Built for HHVM
  • Type Annotations
  • Generics
  • Lambdas

Hack Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Hack?
PHP
Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
HTML5
HTML5 is a core technology markup language of the Internet used for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web. As of October 2014 this is the final and complete fifth revision of the HTML standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The previous version, HTML 4, was standardised in 1997.
Java
Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
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Hack's Followers
126 developers follow Hack to keep up with related blogs and decisions.