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The Facebook Release Process

Posted by Chuck Rossi  on  Feb 27, 2013

Chuck Rossi unveils some of the tools and processes used by Facebook for pushing new updates every day.

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Scaling Facebook Engineering

Posted by David Mortenson  on  Feb 21, 2013 2

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.

Petabyte Scale Data at Facebook

Posted by Dhruba Borthakur  on  Dec 17, 2012 3

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.

Building Social Apps for All Mobile Platforms

Posted by James Pearce  on  Dec 13, 2012

James Pearce discusses the current trends in social applications and some of the challenges and solutions in creating HTML5 applications for mobile devices.

Facebook News Feed: Social Data at Scale

Posted by Serkan Piantino  on  Nov 26, 2012 1

Serkan Piantino discusses news feeds at Facebook: the basics, infrastructure used, how feed data is stored, and Centrifuge – a storage solution.

Mobile Social Apps, A Natural Fit

Posted by Aryeh Selekman  on  Sep 07, 2012

Aryeh Selekman discusses current trends in the mobile space, some of the technologies useful to integrate Facebook functionality into mobile applications and the latest W3C mobile standards under dev.

Big Data Architectures at Facebook

Posted by Ashish Thusoo  on  Jul 18, 2012

Ashish Thusoo presents the data scalability issues at Facebook and the data architecture evolution from EDW to Hadoop to Puma.

HBase @ Facebook

Posted by Kannan Muthukkaruppan  on  Sep 29, 2011 1

Kannan Muthukkaruppan overviews HBase, explaining what Facebook Messages is and why they chose HBase to implement it, their contribution to HBase, and what they plan to use it for in the future.

Evolution of Code Design at Facebook

Posted by Nick Schrock  on  Apr 28, 2011 2

Nick Schrock presents how Facebook’s code evolved over time, explaining some new constructs – fbobjects, Preparables, Ents - introduced to address the complexities of a large social graph.

Scaling the Social Graph: Infrastructure at Facebook

Posted by Jason Sobel  on  Apr 05, 2011 3

Jason Sobel presents the evolution of Facebook’s infrastructure over time, from the original LAMP stack to the present multi-datacenter configuration, the challenges faced and plans for the future.

Scale at Facebook

Posted by Aditya Agarwal  on  May 28, 2010 3

Beside presenting the overall Facebook architecture and scaling solutions used, Aditya Agarwal talks about the iterative process of constantly improving the site, making sure to avoid over-engineering

Facebook: Moving Fast at Scale

Posted by Robert Johnson  on  May 24, 2010 2

Robert Johnson talks about: the need to prepare for horizontal scalability, very short release cycles associated with a streamlined deploying process, and making the entire process faster every day.

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