• Facebook Celebrates Successful Year in Open Source

    … It’s been a big year for Facebook — not just for the business side, but for developers too. Facebook blogged about the successes of 2015 in open source, celebrating the contribution of more than 3,400 developers — many of whom were external. Christine Abernathy, developer advocate for the Facebook open source team, blogged about everything…

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  • How Wikipedia Transitioned to HHVM

    …. In addition to the work I did on HHVM itself, I also gave a talk about what the switch to HHVM means for Wikimedia developers. Most of my time at Wikimedia was spent working on some fixes for HHVM’s DOMDocument support. MediaWiki, the software powering Wikipedia, allows users to import and export articles as XML files. To do this, it uses a custom…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin How To's- 14 readers -
  • Facebook’s 2014 Open-Source Highlights

    … than 17 percent of those came from external developers, with projects such as PHP SDK and React seeing nearly one-half of their commits come from external contributors. The top five external contributors in 2014 were: Ben Alpert (399), Tim Siebels (137), Joerg Maier (98), Ankit Gupta (87) and Cheng Lou (81). The two security-related releases in 2014…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 12 readers -
  • Facebook’s HHVM Speeds Up Box

    … Thinking outside of the box worked for Box, as Joseph Marrama, a software engineer at the file-sharing and cloud content-management service, described in a blog post how Facebook’s HipHop Virtual Machine open-source PHP runtime allowed it to boost the speed of its applications. Marrama wrote: At Box, we’ve had our collective eye on the HipHop…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebook- 6 readers -
  • Facebook Reveals Agenda for @Scale 2014

    … Senior Director of Engineering Kiran Prasad. Speeding Up Android Development with Exopackage: Facebook Engineer David Reiss. Android Apps for Emerging Markets: Facebook Engineering Manager Alex Sourov, Instagram Engineer Tyler Kieft and Facebook Product Manager Chris Marra. Web Track Migrating Wikipedia from PHP5 to HHVM: Wikimedia Foundation Senior…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 8 readers -
  • 9.9M Lines Of Code On The Wall … Open-Source Update From Facebook

    … behind React, the Instagram front end, our open-source Android projects, how we run our open-source program, our engineering process, and Open Academy. Today we're also pre-announcing our @Scale 2014 engineering conference, which we'll hold in San Francisco Monday, Sept. 15. On the heels of our popular Mobile @Scale and Data @Scale themed events…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 13 readers -
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