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Facebook Continues Advancing HHVM For Its PHP Needs

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Published on 07 February 2014 12:07 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Facebook continues pushing forward its HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) as a viable alternative to the upstream PHP interpreter and it continues running a heck of a lot faster.

At the beginning of February was the HHVM 2.4.0 release. HHVM 2.4 features a full rewrite of its INI parser, implements try { } finally {} support, turns on Region JIT for possible performance improvement, support for other missing PHP functionality or to match upstream php-src, and various other improvements.

More details on HHVM 2.4 can be found via HHVM.com. Last year was when Facebook started on greatly improving HHVM's features and performance to the point it's almost a drop-in replacement to PHP5 in terms of language support and functionality. I've seen some major performance benefits of HHVM over PHP but those are getting outdated so I will run some new HipHop Virtual Machine benchmarks in the near future.

HHVM is also doing bi-weekly releases of the project to deliver more changes and there are already more PHP changes for those interested.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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