In reality, a fairly deep dive into compilers and how different PHP compiler implementations work.
PHP powers the majority of the internet. It's a fast, scalable and capable language. But what do you do when it's not fast enough? Do you switch to HHVM? What about HippyVM? What about Recki-CT? What about other options? In this talk, we'll dive into the options for speeding up a PHP site. We'll go over the options, when they are appropriate, and when they are not. We'll talk about how to make a site faster. We'll demystify and de-FUD the conversation around these alternative implementations, and get down to the real numbers involved.