HipHop: Transform Your PHP Into C++

This is a VERY interesting post from the Facebook Engineering team. Tonight, they’ll be releasing a project they call HipHop to the open source community. HipHop generates semantically compatible C++ from PHP code and compiles it to machine code using the g++ compiler. This results is significantly faster and more efficient code running on […]

Tracking and Protecting Web-Based Downloads (In PHP)

There’s a consistent need to either protect a file from being downloaded unless a user has been properly authorized/authenticated to access it or to track those files using a JavaScript tracking system like Google Analytics. I ran into this issue a few years ago and came up with what I thought was an elegant […]