Nov 19, 2013, 1:40:50 PM11/19/13
Hello PHP FIG!
I'm Josh Watzman and I work on the PHP Language and Tools team at Facebook. Over the last several months, a group of us have been working on some tooling and extensions to the PHP language that have been very successful at increasing developer productivity and catching bugs in Facebook's PHP web stack. I'm working on getting those tools open sourced, and while we're not quite ready to release yet, we are very interested in getting some early feedback on them -- most especially from folks such as FIG members and others on this list who are interested in writing high-quality, well-structured PHP code. (Your goal is interoperability of course, but the means are largely the same.)
If you think this is something your project might possibly be interested in, in the short or long term, I'd be elated to talk to you. We're trying to get a wider perspective on the general utility of these tools, how they interoperate with the Zend and HHVM runtimes, and what it would take and look like for a project to start adopting them. Of course, the best way to be sure what those things mean for the wider PHP community is to engage the wider PHP community :)
Please shoot me an email if you're interested and we can discuss further. Thanks!