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Facebook Sonar Is a Visual and Interactive Debugging Tool for Mobile Apps

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Jun 12, 2018

Facebook Sonar is an open-source toolset that aims to help developers inspect and understand the structure and behaviour of iOS and Android apps in a visually rich, interactive, and extensible way.

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The Lowdown on Face Recognition Technology

by Alexis Perrier Follow 1 Followers on  Jun 07, 2018

Facial recognition is a direct application of machine learning that is being deployed far and wide to consumers, in the industry and to law enforcement agencies with potential benefits in our daily lives as well as serious concerns for privacy. facial recognition models show above human performances but real world implementation remains problematic for some applications.

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Firefox Releases Facebook Container Extension

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 11 Followers on  May 06, 2018

Firefox has released an extension that it claims will stop the company snooping on users’ non-Facebook web traffic. The Facebook Container extension isolates users' identities to a separate container tab, which makes it harder for Facebook to track other web activity.

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Facebook Releases Open Source "Detectron" Deep-Learning Library for Object Detection

by Alexis Perrier Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 13, 2018

Recent releases from Facebook and Google implement the most current deep-learning algorithms to take a crack at the challenging problem of machine object detection.

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Handling Traffic Spikes from Global Events at Facebook Live

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 26, 2018

Facebook Live’s engineers talked about how they scale their systems to handle traffic from both predicted and unpredicted events. While the latter is handled by their global distributed architecture, the former involves careful advance planning and load testing.

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Switching to GraphQL at Bustle

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 06, 2017

While GraphQL, Facebook's "query language for APIs", is heavily used within Facebook, it's still early days for the specification in the community. InfoQ sat down with Steve Faulkner, director of engineering at Bustle, to talk about GraphQL, how it's used at Bustle, and what teams looking at GraphQL should consider.

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Facebook to Relicense React under MIT

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 23, 2017

Facebook has decided to change the React license from BSD+Patents to MIT to make it possible for companies to include React in Apache projects, and to avoid an uncertain relationship with the open source community.

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GitHub and Facebook Team up with Atom-IDE

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 14, 2017 3

GitHub and Facebook have teamed up to release Atom-IDE, a collection of packages meant to make the Atom text editor more full featured. Much of the work is taken from Facebook's Nuclide project. However, the license and the velocity of competitors makes Atom's future unclear.

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Yarn 1.0 Adds Workspaces, Auto-Merge and Selective Version Resolution

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 08, 2017

Almost a year ago we published the news Facebook Open Sources Yarn, a JavaScript Package Manager, introducing Yarn and the motivation behind its creation. The community has moved the project forward, releasing the first major version with workspaces, automatic merging, selective version resolution and many other features and fixes.

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Facebook Refuses to Alter React's Open Source License

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 24, 2017

The Apache Foundation recently announced that Facebook's BSD+Patents open source license was disallowed for inclusion with Apache products. The resulting fallout has caused gnashed teeth and much soul searching for React developers as Facebook refused to reconsider.

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Facebook Transitioning to Neural Machine Translation

by Alex Giamas Follow 8 Followers on  Aug 17, 2017

Facebook recently announced the global rollout of NMT. Switching from phrase based translation models to NMT has been rolled out for more than 2,000 translation directions and 4.5 billion translations per day. According to Facebook this provides an 11% increase in BLEU score. We will discuss how it was achieved, what it means for machine generated translation and how it fares against competition.

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Facebook’s New AL Language Aims to Simplify Static Program Analysis

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  May 27, 2017

AL is a simple, declarative language for reasoning about abstract syntax trees that allows to extend Facebook Infer static analyzer.

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Facebook Publishes New Neural Machine Translation Algorithm

by Roland Meertens Follow 6 Followers on  May 24, 2017

Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research team published research results using a new approach for neural machine translation (NMT). Their algorithm scores higher than any other system on three established machine translation tasks.

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React Fiber: A Closer Look at the New Engine of React

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  May 01, 2017

Facebook is working on a completely new architecture underpinning React, their popular JavaScript framework. The new design, dubbed React Fiber, alters how and when changes are detected in order to improve perceived responsiveness on browsers and other rendering targets. React Fiber will be launched in version 16 and should be a drop-in replacement for most React apps.

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10 Weeks to QCon New York: Keynotes Announced and Early Peek into the Speaker Lineup

by Wesley Reisz Follow 16 Followers on  Apr 24, 2017

QCon New York (the 6th annual software conference) is just 10 weeks away. June 26-28 QCon returns to its new location at Times Square’s Marriott Marquis, but with the same great lineup of speakers. 2017 features speakers from Stitch Fix, Google, Netflix, Lyft, Pivotal, Redis Labs, among others.

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