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.
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.
Ashish Thusoo presents the data scalability issues at Facebook and the data architecture evolution from EDW to Hadoop to Puma.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
At Gluecon 2009, Josh Elman discussed the Facebook platform and how it supports the creation of social networks, including the "social stack:" identity, social graph, and sharing.