Keith Adams examines the strengths that made PHP a dominant language in its niche, highlighting Facebook's attempts at remedying its inconsistencies and misfeatures while maintaining its strengths.
Christian Legnitto offers insight in some of the tools and processes used by Facebook for pushing new updates to their mobile apps.
Pedro Canahuati describes how Facebook's operations maintains their infrastructure, including challenges faced and lessons learned: prioritizing calls, managing technical debt, incident management.
Keith Adams shares HHVM insights showing how a system can become very performant if it is well tuned.
Keith Adams outlines PHP's strengths and Facebook's attempts at remedying the inconsistencies and misfeatures in the core language.
Nicolas Spiegelberg discusses Facebook Messages built on top of HBase, the systems involved and the scaling challenges for handling 500TB of new data per month.
Guilherme Ottoni presents the design, implementation, and an evaluation of the HipHop compiler for PHP.
Chuck Rossi unveils some of the tools and processes used by Facebook for pushing new updates every day.
David Mortenson details how Facebook maintained efficiency while increasing the number of engineers by reducing the n00b time sink, keeping development fast and avoiding unintended consequences.
Dhruba Borthakur discusses the different types of data used by Facebook and how they are stored, including graph data, semi-OLTP data, immutable data for pictures, and Hadoop/Hive for analytics.
James Pearce discusses the current trends in social applications and some of the challenges and solutions in creating HTML5 applications for mobile devices.
Serkan Piantino discusses news feeds at Facebook: the basics, infrastructure used, how feed data is stored, and Centrifuge – a storage solution.