July 1, 2013

Development and Deployment at Facebook

IEEE Internet Computing 17(4)

By: Dror Feitelson, Eitan Frachtenberg, Kent Beck

Abstract

More than one billion users log in to Facebook at least once a month to connect and share content with each other. Among other activities, these users upload over 2.5 billion content items every day.

In this article we describe the development and deployment of the software that supports all this activity, focusing on the site’s primary codebase for the Web front-end.