Facebook-owned cloud-application platform Parse announced the launch Tuesday of a software-development kit for programming language PHP, marking its first SDK for a server-side language and its first truly open-source SDK.
Facebook commerce provider Ecwid announced that it has topped 500,000 registered merchants worldwide and closed a $5 million series-B investment round.
Last month, Facebook announced the open-sourcing of Hack, a programming language it developed for HHVM that integrates seamlessly with PHP. Earlier this week, the social network held its first-ever Hack Developer Day.
The word “hack” is an integral part of Facebook’s culture, so it should come as little surprise that a programming language it developed for HHVM that integrates seamlessly with PHP, which it announced the open-sourcing of Thursday, is called Hack.
Facebook Head of Mobile Release Engineering Christian Legnitto and Head of Open-Source Projects James Pearce spoke about the social network’s transition to a mobile company and its mobile open-source projects at a whiteboard session at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., earlier this week, TechCrunch reported.
Internet.org — the global partnership formed by Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, and Samsung, with the goal of connecting the two-thirds of the world’s population currently without Internet access — released a white paper Monday on the important role efficiency must play in achieving that goal.
A quick guide on how to calculated the number of Facebook likes, comments, and shares for any URL.
On the heel’s of Facebook’s announcement of HipHop for PHP – their “source code transformer” of the PHP scripting language which many Facebook applications are built upon – comes XHP, an extension to inline XML. The full impact of using XHP is still to be determined, Facebook’s Marcel Laverdet says that this makes “front-end code easier to understand” and helps “avoid cross-site scripting attacks.”
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After ongoing rumors of a new version of PHP being released by Facebook today, the company has officially announced HipHop for PHP: a source code transformer. For those who suggested that it was a new compiler, it isn’t exactly that. And no, Facebook has not rewritten PHP all together. While I don’t understand much about the technicalities behind compilers, Haiping Zhao has posted complete details about the project.