Joel Pobar

Joel Pobar
Engineering Manager, Facebook


Joel Pobar is a compiler and languages nerd from the sunny Gold Coast Australia. He currently works at Facebook as an Engineering Manager working on the HipHop PHP Virtual Machine ( which drives and scales Previously, he did time at an Investment Bank, and prior to that, worked on the .NET CLR team.


Location: D139/140 Level: Expert
Joel Pobar (Facebook)
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The PHP language resists efficient execution. Like many other web languages, PHP offers programmers the conveniences of dynamic typing, and late binding for functions and classes. Facebook's HipHop VM (HHVM) is a new execution engine for PHP that combines ahead-of-time and just-in-time techniques to try save precious CPU cycles. We'll explore HHVM, and deep dive on the bits that makes it go fast! Read more.


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