Facebook has released an open source version of Hack, a programming language developed by Facebook that targets HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) and is designed to interoperate seamlessly with PHP. Hack was built to maintain the fast PHP development cycle while allowing for addition of features available in other modern programming languages.
AngelHack, a premier educational technology events company, has just announced that the "biggest hackathon competition in the world" AngelHack, is now accepting applications for the AngelHack Accelerator Program, Summer 2013 cycle.
There are trillions of dollars in transactions that to this day still depend on mainframes to be processed. This means any API economy that wants to succeed must ultimately include one of the most venerable platforms in all of enterprise IT.