April 12, 2009 | Developer, Web/Software Development

I was surprised to know that Facebook runs on PHP.

It also uses C++ and Java in places, but it’s the fact that it uses the little scripting language that could (PHP) is what is interesting. Aditya Agarwal of Facebook describes how the social networking giant does it in a presentation at QCon SF 2008.

The story is being discussed on Slashdot here.

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