Roman Andreev of Russia was crowned the 2012 Facebook Hacker Cup World Champion, taking home $5,000 for completing one of the final problems of the five-round programming competition in one hour and four minutes.
Facebook may show you stories from multiple people about the same topic, but what’s the magic behind that?
Want to know how Facebook manages daily code pushes from over 500 software engineers? In the company’s latest tech talk, executives described exactly that.
A quick guide on how to calculated the number of Facebook likes, comments, and shares for any URL.
On Thursday, Facebook announced their first ever Hacker Cup where the everyday Joe can compete against engineers from around the world for some major cash.
Involver is making a new ‘Social Markup Language’ available to developers today.
This clever open-source tag pulls in a reader’s friends’ “likes,” and suggests that they share the content with friends with matching interests.
On Friday, Facebook announced a new staged migration system designed to give app developers time to test new fixes and features before they go live.
Yesterday an interesting question appeared on Quora in which a user was wondering what forms of automated testing Facebook uses. Steven Grimm, Facebook’s test engineering tech lead, jumped in and provided a pretty comprehensive response. For non-programmers, be warned that his response is completely technical. However given that it was in response to a technical question, it provides superb insight for software developers.
Typically I use this blog to write articles about Facebook, however after hosting the Social Developer Summit earlier this week, I thought I’d take this opportunity to get a single point across: developers are kings of the economy right now. While there are plenty of instances where developers don’t get credit for the work they do, developers are the ones driving innovation and its up to them to build us a new future. Here’s a quick synopsis of my thoughts on the developer kings.