Architecture & Design Follow 2396 Followers

RSocket, a New Application Network Protocol for Reactive Applications, Announced at SpringOne

by Charles Humble Follow 929 Followers on  Oct 01, 2018

Announced at the SpringOne Platform conference in Washington DC, RSocket is a new layer 7, language-agnostic application network protocol. It is a bi-directional, multiplexed, message-based, binary protocol based on Reactive Streams back pressure.

DevOps Follow 970 Followers

Facebook Open Sources LogDevice - a Distributed Data Store for Log Storage

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 15 Followers on  Sep 30, 2018

Facebook open sourced their internal distributed log storage project called LogDevice. It offers high write availability using replication, durable log storage and recovery from failure.

DevOps Follow 970 Followers

Scaling Network Automation at Facebook Using Zero-Touch Provisioning

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 15 Followers on  Jun 24, 2018

Facebook’s global network consists of both wide-area backbone networks and edge Points-of-Presence, which support end-user facing requests and internal traffic. To meet increased provisioning and maintenance demands, the network engineering team built Vending Machine - a workflow framework that utilizes Zero Touch Provisioning to perform any kind of configuration on network devices.

Culture & Methods Follow 798 Followers

The Power of Serendipity and Networking

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Jun 21, 2018

Meeting new people gets you out of your own head. It’s a good way to get outside perspective on your projects and look at them in new ways. A conversation with someone who works in a completely different field could spark the idea that changes your company. Focus on meeting people who share your values and interests, and make networking part of your daily habits.

Mobile Follow 175 Followers

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

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 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.

AI, ML & Data Engineering Follow 989 Followers

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.

Development Follow 683 Followers

Firefox Releases Facebook Container Extension

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 12 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.

Development Follow 683 Followers

Twitter Passwords May Be Compromised, Could Be One of the Largest Data Breaches in History

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  May 03, 2018

On May 3 Twitter announced that they had uncovered and fixed a bug that had resulted in users' passwords being stored in plaintext. No information has been released on how many users were affected, and all users are being recommended to change their passwords. If all users were in fact compromised, this would be the one of the largest known data breaches in history.

AI, ML & Data Engineering Follow 989 Followers

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.

DevOps Follow 970 Followers

Handling Traffic Spikes from Global Events at Facebook Live

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 15 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 798 Followers

Should Teams Decouple Cadences?

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Dec 18, 2017

Recently a Twitter discussion took place about allowing teams to have multiple cadences, for instance by using a different rhythm for planning the work and for learning and improving. Decoupling cadences gives teams room to explore and learn what works best for them; it can lead to more adaptability and autonomy and better outcomes.

Culture & Methods Follow 798 Followers

The Future of Work - Afternoon Sessions from Agile People Sweden

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Oct 27, 2017

The future of work is about microlearning and unlearning, freedom by technology, agile companies, alignment for autonomy, and self-organized groups of people around common goals and interests; these are some of the ideas that were discussed at Agile People Sweden.

JavaScript Follow 418 Followers

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.

JavaScript Follow 418 Followers

Facebook to Relicense React under MIT

by Abel Avram Follow 11 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.

Development Follow 683 Followers

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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