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.
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.