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    Interesting interview - thanks for the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    I don't think they could have focused more on coding as the audience would not be interested in the in's and out's of php.
    Maybe - hmm, that would explain why Aardvark'd: 12 Weeks with Geeks wasn't a bigger mainstream hit...

    Hey, so we've all got to get together to go and see the new Tron film when it comes out, right?

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    Sean Parker - Real Life


    Sean Parker - Hollywood

    I'm just saying if they change that, they'll change anything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post

    Sean Parker - Real Life


    Sean Parker - Hollywood

    I'm just saying if they change that, they'll change anything!
    Just about says it all about the film really......!!

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    @dhicks Well at least you can always read about how the Facebook infrastructure works online

    HipHop for PHP transforms PHP source code into highly optimized C++. It was developed by Facebook and was released as open source in early 2010.

    HipHop transforms your PHP source code into highly optimized C++ and then compiles it with g++ to build binary files. You keep coding in simpler PHP, then HipHop executes your source code in a semantically equivalent manner and sacrifices some rarely used features – such as eval() – in exchange for improved performance.

    Facebook sees about a 50% reduction in CPU usage when serving equal amounts of Web traffic when compared to Apache and PHP. Facebook’s API tier can serve twice the traffic using 30% less CPU.
    Home - hiphop-php - GitHub
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    FaceBook have created (and contributed to) lots of other open source software. More details here. I hope they do the same with their most recent acquisition, Drop.io.

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    My girlfriend got me David Kirkpatrick's The Facebook Effect for my birthday, which paints a rather different picture of Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg than the film. Eduardo Saverin and the Winklevoss brothers' lawsuits are portrayed as minor legal irritations, and Sean Parker as Zuckerberg's trusted confidant who had his back against the predatory hoards of lawyers, venture capitalists and various other nefarious types, ultimatly being responsible for Zuckerberg keeping control of his own company and not some paranoid nutter as portraid in the film. It's an interesting read, and while I obviously don't know which version is actually more true, David Kirkpatrick is an actual, honest-to-goodness journalist, not a Hollywood screenwriter, so I'd err towards his version of events.

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    Thanks for the heads up for the book - just about to order.

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