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Hack vs PowerShell: What are the differences?

Developers describe Hack as "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. On the other hand, PowerShell is detailed as "A task automation and configuration management framework". A command-line shell and scripting language built on .NET. Helps system administrators and power-users rapidly automate tasks that manage operating systems (Linux, macOS, and Windows) and processes.

Hack belongs to "Languages" category of the tech stack, while PowerShell can be primarily classified under "Shells".

According to the StackShare community, PowerShell has a broader approval, being mentioned in 12 company stacks & 73 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 PowerShell?

A command-line shell and scripting language built on .NET. Helps system administrators and power-users rapidly automate tasks that manage operating systems (Linux, macOS, and Windows) and processes.
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        PHP
        PHP
        Hack
        Hack
        HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine)
        HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine)

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

        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.
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