Articles by Joseph Marrama

18 Nov 2014 · by Joseph Marrama
At Box, we've had our collective eye on the HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) for a while now. HHVM is Facebook's open-source PHP runtime, and it differentiates itself from from the standard PHP runtime on a key metric: speed. Whereas the standard PHP runtime is a run-of-the-mill interpreter, HHVM...
30 Jan 2014 · by Joseph Marrama
Introducing PHP Augmented Types, a PHP extension that enforces PHPDoc-style type annotations at runtime. At Box, we depend heavily on PHP. While we have a diverse set of services that utilize a variety of languages, all external requests and most other significant processes end up interacting with...