Management or the command line

One of the things I do when bored is look at the “hot questions” on Stack Exchange. One of these questions, on the Computer Science Stack Exchange, was about what a CS graduate needs to learn to make themselves hireable as a programmer.

Most of the responses were for things we don’t look for in our junior hires. It’s nice if they know them but we don’t even tend to put them on our job ads. Continue reading

HHVM update for the two months ending 2016-05-20

Well, it’s been 2 months. My 2FA session timed out and it took a really long time to have my phone with me when I went do this, since I usually do it Saturday morning and don’t carry my phone with me on weekends. But I’m back now! Hooray!

In the last 2 months, there’s been a rather large amount of work. A couple of quick highlights are:

  • HHVM 3.13 was released.
  • The continued work on the Hack array types (dict and vec so far, I’m guessing keyset will be along shortly).
  • IDL finally died.
  • Lots of refactoring inside Hack.
  • A cache for your cache so you can cache while you cache.
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HHVM update for the week ending 2016-03-11

Not much going on this week. The Hack team is continuing with their refactor.

HHVM update for the week ending 2016-03-04

Welcome to March! There were substantially more commits this week than last.

Some of the more important commits saw the removal of the LLVM backend; the start of implementing the proposed improvements to arrays for Hack; and type checker support for the pipe operator.

This week saw the release of 3.12.1. While mainly a security release, there were also a couple of bug fixes included. Along with this, 3.6 is no longer supported. This mainly effects Ubuntu 12.04, as 3.6 is the last version that supports 12.04.
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HHVM commits for the week ending 2016-02-12

Most of the commits this week were spent cleaning up and refactoring the code base. Very important to do, but makes for a rather short highlights reel.

Though, 3.12.0 was tagged! There’ll probably be an official release announcement on the HHVM blog soon. You can get a feel for what’ll be included in that release by my summaries for the period between 3.11 being cut and 3.12 being cut. Those posts are:

There’ll be a couple of changes that were cherry-picked in that were committed after 3.12 was cut as well as some overlap in periods, since the cut dates and when I end the weeks don’t line up exactly. Were pretty close though.

Summaries of the commits for previous weeks can be found in the category’s archives.
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