Facebook generated a lot of buzz when it announced the "HipHop for PHP" project last week. But what is this HipHop project exactly? While Facebook has yet to release any code, PHP programmer Rafael Dohms decided to take a deeper look at the information that is available.

He writes: To be blunt, it's a PHP-to-C++ code transformer (compiler). But that does not do it justice, so let's look deeper.

Read the entire post for his assessment: http://www.rafaeldohms.com.br/2010/02/06/hiphop-for-php-first-look/en/