Facebook continued its efforts to boost the speed of its social plugins, with Software Engineer Stoyan Stefanov detailing in a post on his blog how he was able to double the speed of the social network’s recommendations plugin.
Cloud application platform Parse, which was acquired by Facebook in April, announced the launch of Parse Hosting Tuesday, joining its four existing offerings — Parse Data, Parse Social, Parse Push, and Cloud.
Developers like speed, and Facebook obliged by revamping its like box, saying in a note on the Facebook Engineering page that the plugin is now two to four times faster after being rebuilt from the ground up.
Facebook may have a tricky relationship with HTML5, but it still wants developers all over the Web to learn how to use it efficiently. The social network recently partnered with Web giants such as Microsoft, Google, and Adobe to form WebPlatform.org — a one-stop shop for information and support regarding HTML5, CSS, Canvas, and several other platforms.