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Facebook launched 77 new open-source projects in 2016, yielding 60,000 commits and bringing its total to nearly 400 projects and more than 500,000 followers. Open-source developer advocate Christine Abernathy offered an overview of the social network’s 2016 open-source efforts, as well as the infographic below, in a blog post.
With 2016 coming to an end, Facebook shared its favorite hacks for the year from the many hackathons it hosted. The social network pointed out that its initial hackathon of 2016 was also its 50th companywide hackathon, so it was dubbed the Global Hack Jubilee. Facebook also highlighted its Voyager transponder, saying in a blog post that it was built on the data-center tech ...
…: React: 33K React Native: 24K Pop: 13.5K HHVM: 13K js: 10K Abernathy looked ahead to 2016: Now, with more than 330 total repos, we value contributions from our community more than ever to help us collaborate on solutions for common challenges. We had more than 2,500 external contributors this year, up from 1,000 in 2014. A special shoutout goes…
… Facebook made two accessibility-related announcements Monday, sharing its HIKE primer and introducing an accessibility application-programming interface for React and React Native. Rayma Sethuraman, who works on accessibility for the social network, offered details on HIKE, saying: The primer teaches some essentials of Web accessibility…