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Hack vs Phalcon: What are the differences?

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

What is Phalcon? Web framework delivered as a C-extension for PHP. Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption.

Hack belongs to "Languages" category of the tech stack, while Phalcon can be primarily classified under "Frameworks (Full Stack)".

"Interoperates seamlessly with php" is the primary reason why developers consider Hack over the competitors, whereas "Fast" was stated as the key factor in picking Phalcon.

Phalcon is an open source tool with 9.71K GitHub stars and 1.77K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Phalcon's open source repository on GitHub.

Sellsuki, Learning Data, and Ringostat are some of the popular companies that use Phalcon, whereas Hack is used by Facebook, Slack, and Wizters. Phalcon has a broader approval, being mentioned in 28 company stacks & 13 developers stacks; compared to Hack, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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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.

What is Phalcon?

Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption.
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    HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine)
    HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine)
    Hack
    Hack
    PHP
    PHP

    Throughout 2016, Slack began migrating from PHP5 to Hack. They cite several well-known challenges inherent to PHP, including surprise type conversions, inconsistency around reference semantics, inconsistencies in the standard library, and the fact that “PHP tries very, very hard to keep the request running, even if it has done something deeply strange.”

    To overcome these challenges while maintaining the unique values of PHP, Slack turned to Hack, a gradual typing system for PHP. Hack runs on the HipHop Virtual Machine, or HHVM, an open source just-in-time (JIT) environment for PHP.

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    Apache Thrift
    Apache Thrift
    Kotlin
    Kotlin
    Presto
    Presto
    HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine)
    HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine)
    gRPC
    gRPC
    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes
    Apache Spark
    Apache Spark
    Airflow
    Airflow
    Terraform
    Terraform
    Hadoop
    Hadoop
    Swift
    Swift
    Hack
    Hack
    Memcached
    Memcached
    Consul
    Consul
    Chef
    Chef
    Prometheus
    Prometheus

    Since the beginning, Cal Henderson has been the CTO of Slack. Earlier this year, he commented on a Quora question summarizing their current stack.

    Apps
    • Web: a mix of JavaScript/ES6 and React.
    • Desktop: And Electron to ship it as a desktop application.
    • Android: a mix of Java and Kotlin.
    • iOS: written in a mix of Objective C and Swift.
    Backend
    • The core application and the API written in PHP/Hack that runs on HHVM.
    • The data is stored in MySQL using Vitess.
    • Caching is done using Memcached and MCRouter.
    • The search service takes help from SolrCloud, with various Java services.
    • The messaging system uses WebSockets with many services in Java and Go.
    • Load balancing is done using HAproxy with Consul for configuration.
    • Most services talk to each other over gRPC,
    • Some Thrift and JSON-over-HTTP
    • Voice and video calling service was built in Elixir.
    Data warehouse
    • Built using open source tools including Presto, Spark, Airflow, Hadoop and Kafka.
    Etc
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    Reviews of Hack and Phalcon
    Review ofPhalconPhalcon

    'm a professional web developer from Vietnam with B.S Physics and Engineering. I'm a Phalcon enthusiast as Opensource. In free time, I was support on forum Phalcon also my forum and contribution core Phalcon.

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    Physics
    Review ofPhalconPhalcon

    I think precompiled PHP is the way to go. It saves CPU cycles, RAM and overall I/O. It saves money too. Smaller requirements = smaller bills.

    I've tried symfony and zend. Phalcon was easiest to use.

    How developers use Hack and Phalcon
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    Taylor Host uses PhalconPhalcon

    Internal/admin tools; in-house ground-truth training client.

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    Jesse B uses PhalconPhalcon

    Primary Framework

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