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Interview with Adam Ernst on functional approaches for iOS applications

Posted by Adam Ernst on  Aug 16, 2014

Adam Ernst talks about how functional programming and immutable data structures have made Facebook’s iOS app much easier to test and debug. By decoupling the data pipeline from the UI objects, and minimising the wrk on the UI thread, the application has become easier to test and suffers less bugs than when the UI was generated procedurally.

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Christian Legnitto on the Mobile Release Process and Tooling at Facebook

Posted by Christian Legnitto on  Dec 12, 2013

Christian Legnitto describes FB's release process for mobile apps, how FB has no dedicated iOS or Android teams, A/B testing and the Play Beta program, tools used for the build process, and much more.

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Keith Adams on PHP at Facebook, Efficient PHP with HHVM, Optional Typing with Hack

Posted by Keith Adams on  Dec 06, 2013

Keith Adams explains how/where/why Facebook uses PHP, PHP's benefits (lack of state/programmer workflow/concurrency), efficient PHP with HHVM, the Hack project for optional typing PHP and much more.

Brian LeRoux on Mobile Web vs. Native, PhoneGap Build, Firefox OS

Posted by Brian LeRoux on  Nov 19, 2012

Brian LeRoux talks about the PhoneGap Build service, mobile web apps vs native, Facebook's switch to a native iOS app, PhoneGap adoption in emerging markets, Firefox OS, Adobe's web tools and more.

Serkan Piantino on Scaling Facebook

Posted by Serkan Piantino on  Aug 20, 2012

Serkan Piantino explains how Facebook has managed to scale up, what types of errors occur in an architecture that size and how to handle them, RAM vs disk, and much more.

ThoughtWorks’ Jez Humble Delivers on Continuous Delivery

Posted by Jez Humble on  Dec 11, 2010

In this interview Jez Humble discusses the concept of continuous delivery, which implies that software should always be production ready throughout its lifecycle. That means that every build could be released into production and run effectively. Continuous delivery involves build and deployment automation, continuous integration, test automation, managing infrastructure and environments and more.

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