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48:31

The Functional Final Frontier

Posted by David Nolen  on  Oct 04, 2014 1

David Nolen introduces Om, a ClojureScript library that adds a functional layer on top of Facebook React, providing OO abstractions in a MVC environment.

26:08

Employing Data Science to Enhance the Facebook Experience

Posted by Justin Moore  on  Sep 14, 2014

Justin Moore shares how Facebook's own advances in Data Science have solved intricate location technology problems and how these lessons can be applied to other verticals to achieve similar gains.

38:34

How Facebook Scales Big Data Systems

Posted by Jeff Johnson  on  Aug 10, 2014 1

Jeff Johnson introduces Apollo, a hierarchical NoSQL data system meant to deal with Facebook's distributed storage needs.

56:02

Real-Time Systems at Twitter

Posted by Brian Degenhardt  on  Aug 01, 2014

Brian Degenhardt discusses lessons that Twitter learned managing a high rate of change and complexity, and how those can be applied anywhere.

43:49

The Haxl Project at Facebook

Posted by Simon Marlow  on  Jun 15, 2014

Simon Marlow describes a concurrency-based system built with Haskell that allows front-end programmers to write business logic to access all the back-end services in a concise and consistent way.

42:10

PHP, Seriously!

Posted by Keith Adams  on  Feb 26, 2014 1

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.

49:17

Scaling Engineering Culture at Twitter

Posted by Raffi Krikorian  on  Feb 25, 2014

Raffi Krikorian discusses the software engineering challenges met re-architecting Twitter and the cultural change impact that came with it.

45:31

The Facebook Mobile Release Process

Posted by Christian Legnitto  on  Feb 25, 2014

Christian Legnitto offers insight in some of the tools and processes used by Facebook for pushing new updates to their mobile apps.

39:39

Growing from the Few to the Many: Scaling the Operations Organization at Facebook

Posted by Pedro Canahuati  on  Dec 16, 2013

Pedro Canahuati describes how Facebook's operations maintains their infrastructure, including challenges faced and lessons learned: prioritizing calls, managing technical debt, incident management.

43:38

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Tuning

Posted by Keith Adams  on  Nov 27, 2013

Keith Adams shares HHVM insights showing how a system can become very performant if it is well tuned.

39:14

Taking PHP Seriously

Posted by Keith Adams  on  Nov 05, 2013 3

Keith Adams outlines PHP's strengths and Facebook's attempts at remedying the inconsistencies and misfeatures in the core language.

43:03

Implementing a DSL for Social Modeling: an Embedded Approach Using Scala

Posted by Juan Manuel, Jesús López González  on  Oct 13, 2013

Juan Manuel and Jesús López González share their experience gathered over five years designing and implementing Speech, a DSL for programming social processes.

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