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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 18K GitHub stars and 3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Hack's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Hack?

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

Developers
181 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Hack.
Pros of Hack
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Interoperates seamlessly with php
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Open source
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Backed by facebook
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HHVM
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PHP like
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Great documentation
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Generics
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Fast
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Used by facebook
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Great type system
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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.
Git
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
GitHub
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
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.
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Hack's Followers
167 developers follow Hack to keep up with related blogs and decisions.