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Facebook AI Research launches partnership program

Posted about 2 years ago

The Facebook AI Research Partner Program will donate 25 state-of-the-art GPU-based servers to EU research institutions to help advance the science of artificial intelligence. Read more...

In pursuit of secure open source software

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Security · Open Source

We committed to a high standard of code quality when we open-sourced osquery and we believe it's important for people using it to know what we do to keep it secure. Read more...

Ted ReedSoftware engineer at Facebook

Hardware and firmware attacks: Defending, detecting, and responding

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Hardware · Security · Hacking · Open Source

Simple tools like osquery give defenders important insights about what's happening on their network so they can quickly detect a potential compromise. Read more...

Aaron BernsteinEngineering

Telecom industry embraces Open Compute Project

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Infra · Hardware · Compute · Open Compute · Data Centers · Open Source

Industry leaders are collaborating on a new effort focused on data center technologies for telcos. Read more...

Next-generation video encoding techniques for 360 video and VR

Posted about 2 years ago

Transforming 360 video from equirectangular layouts to a cube or pyramid format reduces file size and alleviates image distortion for a better immersive viewing experience. Read more...

Chris MarraProduct manager at Facebook

Favorite hacks of 2015

Posted about 2 years ago

The passion people have for ideas generated at hackathons results in everything from new products to open source tools. Read more...

Open source in 2015: A year of growth

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Open Source · HipHop · PHP · JavaScript · Development Tools

Our open source growth wouldn't have been possible without the contributions of more than 3,400 developers — the majority of whom were external. Read more...

Facebook to open-source AI hardware design

Posted about 2 years ago

Recent advances in machine learning and AI have been enabled by more powerful computers — specifically ones powered by GPUs. Read more...

HHVM support for PHP 7

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Infra · Open Source · HipHop · PHP · Languages

The next version of the PHP language, version 7.0.0, was recently released. We’re excited to see this release come out the door and for what it means for the future of PHP. Read more...

Making React Native apps accessible

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Mobile · Accessibility · iOS · Android · Open Source

With the React Native Accessibility API, you can make sure the great experiences you are creating will be usable by people with disabilities and other users of assistive technology. Read more...

Jay TangEngineering

Building the Presto community

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Data · Infra · Analytics · Performance · Open Source

When we launched Presto, we saw dramatic query performance improvement across multiple internal Hadoop clusters. Read more...

Omar BaldonadoEngineering at Facebook

Milestones and plans for the OCP Networking Project

Posted about 2 years ago

OCP has made great strides in three priority areas: networking hardware, networking software, and testing. Read more...

Ted ReedSoftware engineer at Facebook

Building open source communities for security

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Backend · Security · Open Source

After 12 months of monitoring and nurturing the osquery project, we wanted to share what we’ve learned about open source communities and how they differ in security. Read more...

Improving the Linux kernel with upstream contributions

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Infra · Open Source · Performance

We believe the best way to make sure new kernels work well for our services is to actively participate in the kernel community. Read more...

Meghan MarquezCommunications/PR at Facebook

Inside @Scale 2015

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Data · Mobile · @Scale · Open Source · Development Tools

A thousand engineers from hundreds of companies joining together to share lessons learned and best practices for building systems and applications at scale. Read more...

Meghan MarquezCommunications/PR at Facebook

@Scale 2015 - Facebook announcement recap

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · @Scale · Open Source

At the San Jose Convention Center more than a thousand of engineers gathered to discuss building systems and applications for scale. Read more...

Lee ByronMobile hacker at Facebook

GraphQL: A data query language

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Mobile · Data · @Scale · Open Source · Languages · News Feed · IDE · Design Tools · Development Tools

GraphQL is a data query language and runtime designed and used at Facebook to request and deliver data to mobile and web apps since 2012. Read more...

Timothy YungEngineering Manager at Facebook

Relay: Declarative data for React applications

Posted about 2 years ago

We've been working on a solution to simplify the process of retrieving server data. Read more...

React Native for Android: How we built the first cross-platform React Native app

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Mobile · Languages · Open Source · @Scale · Platform · Development Tools

We were able to ship Facebook's first fully React Native app on two platforms, with native look and feel, built by the same team. Read more...

How we use it: Building Out the Window with React Native and Parse

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Mobile · Web · Open Source

React Native's intuitive layout semantics and short feedback loop helped us iterate quickly and get this app out the door in time for Facebook's new building opening. Read more...

Alejandro MarcuSoftware engineer at Facebook

Writing code that writes code — with Hack Codegen

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Infra · Open Source · Hack

Hack Codegen is a library for generating Hack code and writing it into signed files that prevent undesired modifications. Read more...

Sai DasariEngineering

OpenBMC for server: Porting and supporting new features for “Yosemite”

Posted about 2 years ago

We've added a series of new features to the OpenBMC, most notably support for the multi-node 1S server platform code-named 'Yosemite.'. Read more...

Grantland ChewEngineering

The Parse SDK: What's inside?

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Mobile · Data · Storage · Open Source

In this post, we'll unpack a few of the most challenging aspects of building the Parse SDKs — structuring an asynchronous API, decoupling architecture, and achieving API consistency. Read more...

Meghan MarquezCommunications/PR at Facebook

OSCON 2015: How Facebook open-sources at scale

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Open Source

Check out the video to learn more about three of the reasons Facebook is committed to open source. Read more...

Erin GreenEngineering

Using ISC Kea DHCP in our data centers

Posted about 2 years ago

Inside Facebook's transition to ISC Kea. Read more...

Erin GreenEngineering

Under the hood: Box's HHVM migration

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · HipHop · PHP · Open Source

How Box made significant strides by deploying HHVM as the exclusive engine that serves their PHP codebase. Read more...

Fred EmmottSoftware engineer at Facebook

Announcing XHP-JS: Building efficient user interface components with Hack, React, and XHP

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Open Source · Backend

Today's release of XHP-JS provides the ability to add client-side logic to XHP components and even to create instances of React components from Hack code. Read more...

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