What is Trello? A guide to Atlassian’s collaboration and work management tool

Trello has grown quickly since it spun off from software firm Fog Creek three years ago, adding millions of users every few months. And it shows no sign of slowing since its acquisition by Australian collaboration software firm Atlassian: it now has 25 million user signups, up from 14 million last year.

What’s driving interest in the work management application?

“The popularity of it is that it is a very easy to use, highly visual tool that allows people to get themselves organized and work effectively,” said Margo Visitacion, Forrester vice president and principal analyst, “and without a lot of effort it can bring other people into their circle to work on various types of projects.”

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Forget PHP! Facebook’s HHVM engine switches to Hack instead

Facebook’s Hip Hop Virtual Machine (HHVM), a speedy engine for PHP, will not target PHP 7, the most-recent major PHP release, but instead will focus on Hack, a PHP spinoff.

The next long-term support release of HHVM, version 3.24, is due in early 2018 and will be the last to commit to PHP 5 support. 

“Trying to support both PHP 7 and Hack would lead to undesirable compromises on both fronts. We plan to decouple ourselves even more from PHP so that we can make Hack great without having to account for all of the oldest, darkest corners of PHP’s design,” the team HHVM team said.

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