HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine) vs Laravel Homestead

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HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine) vs Laravel Homestead: What are the differences?

Developers describe HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine) as "An open-source virtual machine designed for executing programs written in Hack and PHP". HHVM uses a just-in-time (JIT) compilation approach to achieve superior performance while maintaining the flexibility that PHP developers are accustomed to. To date, HHVM (and its predecessor HPHPc before it) has realized over a 9x increase in web request throughput and over a 5x reduction in memory consumption for Facebook compared with the PHP 5.2 engine + APC. On the other hand, Laravel Homestead is detailed as "The official Laravel local development environment (Vagrant box)". Laravel Homestead is an official, pre-packaged Vagrant "box" that provides you a wonderful development environment without requiring you to install PHP, HHVM, a web server, and any other server software on your local machine. Homestead runs on any Windows, Mac, or Linux system, and includes the Nginx web server, PHP 5.6, MySQL, Postgres, Redis, Memcached, and all of the other goodies you need to develop amazing Laravel applications.

HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine) and Laravel Homestead can be primarily classified as "Virtual Machine" tools.

"Very fast" is the top reason why over 29 developers like HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine), while over 18 developers mention "Easy to setup" as the leading cause for choosing Laravel Homestead.

HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine) and Laravel Homestead are both open source tools. HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine) with 16.1K GitHub stars and 2.85K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Laravel Homestead with 3.14K GitHub stars and 1.32K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine) has a broader approval, being mentioned in 32 company stacks & 19 developers stacks; compared to Laravel Homestead, which is listed in 21 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.

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Pros of HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine)
Pros of Laravel Homestead
  • 30
    Very fast
  • 24
    Drop-in PHP replacement
  • 14
    Works well with nginx
  • 14
    Backed by Facebook
  • 12
    Open source
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    Statically checked, typed language
  • 19
    Easy to setup
  • 13
    Native enviroment
  • 1
    Cool if you finally get it set up 4 Win10 by night Devs

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What is HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine)?

HHVM uses a just-in-time (JIT) compilation approach to achieve superior performance while maintaining the flexibility that PHP developers are accustomed to. To date, HHVM (and its predecessor HPHPc before it) has realized over a 9x increase in web request throughput and over a 5x reduction in memory consumption for Facebook compared with the PHP 5.2 engine + APC.

What is Laravel Homestead?

Laravel Homestead is an official, pre-packaged Vagrant "box" that provides you a wonderful development environment without requiring you to install PHP, HHVM, a web server, and any other server software on your local machine. Homestead runs on any Windows, Mac, or Linux system, and includes the Nginx web server, PHP 5.6, MySQL, Postgres, Redis, Memcached, and all of the other goodies you need to develop amazing Laravel applications.

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What are some alternatives to HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine) and Laravel Homestead?
Azure Virtual Machines
You can create Linux and Windows virtual machines. It gives you the flexibility of virtualization for a wide range of computing solutions—development and testing, running applications, and extending your datacenter. It’s the freedom of open-source software configured the way you need it.
GraalVM
An ecosystem and shared runtime offering performance advantages not only to JVM-based languages such as Java, Scala, Groovy, and Kotlin, but also to programming languages as JavaScript, Ruby, Python, and R. Additionally, it enables the execution of native code on the JVM via LLVM front-end.
OpenvSwitch
Open vSwitch is a production quality, multilayer virtual switch licensed under the open source Apache 2.0 license.
Multipass
It's a system that orchestrates the creation, management and maintenance of virtual machines and associated Ubuntu images to simplify development.
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