Freelancer.com

Go Back   Warrior Forum - The #1 Internet Marketing Forum & Marketplace > Warrior Support Forums > Programming
Register Blogs Social Groups Advertise with usHelp Desk

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Unread 2nd December 2011, 12:39 PM   #1
Active Warrior
 
Join Date: 2011
Posts: 54
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default With what programming language was Facebook written??

Hi,
I was just wondering if anyone knows what programming language was used by Mark Zuckerberg to write facebook.com?

Thanks
WE

webexperts666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2nd December 2011, 12:50 PM   #2
Warrior Member
 
Join Date: 2010
Posts: 15
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: With what programming language was Facebook written??

At the front end, their servers run a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) stack with Memcache.
IceTeam is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2nd December 2011, 01:12 PM   #3
Entreprenuerial-blooded
War Room Member
 
KyleGolemMedia's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2011
Location: US
Posts: 369
Thanks: 46
Thanked 39 Times in 33 Posts
Default Re: With what programming language was Facebook written??

A lot of PHP, too.
KyleGolemMedia is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2nd December 2011, 01:15 PM   #4
the workaholic
War Room Member
 
wrongnumber's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: new delhi, india
Posts: 525
Thanks: 82
Thanked 42 Times in 31 Posts
Default Re: With what programming language was Facebook written??

hi,

initially zuckerberg wrote it in php, backend was a lamp stack, later as the needs grew, the servers had to be incorporated with a cdn (akamai) and hashcache servers were introduced, later memcache came into being which is a opensource project written by Facebook engineers themselves.

Since they use off the shelf hard drives and systems, more of the coding is custom. To introduce new features C++ was introduced some time ago, at the backend aswell as the front end (which is ofcourse visible in the source code of the webpage written as ...CDATA...)

Currently their servers serve 5,00,000 photos a second, and add more than 24tb of just the picture data every week, so... they have to be pretty cautious about space.

Hope that helps, you can search more about them at their developer blog and wikipedia.

Thanks

wrongnumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2nd December 2011, 02:12 PM   #5
Local Profit Model.com
War Room Member
 
Jason Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 177
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks: 69
Thanked 66 Times in 52 Posts
Default Re: With what programming language was Facebook written??

Interesting, I didn't realize that it was originally done in PHP. That's some serious data pumping through their servers these days. Pretty amazing.

Co-Founder of the Local Profit Model Training Program for Offline Consultants

Jason Zimmerman is an offline marketing and consulting professional. He has been developing web sites and digital marketing plans for local businesses since 2000.
Jason Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2nd December 2011, 06:17 PM   #6
... is not this chick.
 
mojojuju's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2005
Location: Potemkin Village
Posts: 1,752
Thanks: 752
Thanked 774 Times in 511 Posts
Default Re: With what programming language was Facebook written??

Don't forget that they use HipHop to convert their PHP to optimized C++ which is then compiled to a binary.
mojojuju is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 3rd December 2011, 12:06 AM   #7
Active Warrior
 
Join Date: 2011
Posts: 54
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default Re: With what programming language was Facebook written??

Thanks for all the reply's.

webexperts666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 3rd December 2011, 01:41 AM   #8
Social Media Warrior
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2011
Posts: 138
Thanks: 6
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default Re: With what programming language was Facebook written??

Really a good question..its hard to find what programming language is being used by fb team..I think so ful n full PHP plays with them..what u guys thing abt python ??

Expert SEO Company in Chennai, India
aeroturner is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 3rd December 2011, 03:50 PM   #9
Active Warrior
 
Join Date: 2011
Posts: 54
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default Re: With what programming language was Facebook written??

Quote:
Originally Posted by aeroturner View Post
Really a good question..its hard to find what programming language is being used by fb team..I think so ful n full PHP plays with them..what u guys thing abt python ??
Thanks I dont think python is used on that.

webexperts666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 3rd December 2011, 04:24 PM   #10
Active Warrior
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2010
Posts: 28
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default Re: With what programming language was Facebook written??

Quote:
Originally Posted by wrongnumber View Post
hi,
To introduce new features C++ was introduced some time ago, at the backend aswell as the front end (which is ofcourse visible in the source code of the webpage written as ...CDATA...)
Not what that means.
st8ic is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 4th December 2011, 06:27 PM   #11
Queen - Dragon Realms
 
Join Date: 2011
Location: South Central Kansas. Sedgewick County.
Posts: 21
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: With what programming language was Facebook written??

So what was the original language used to build Facebook? Was it Pascal? Was it Cobal? Was it Fortran? Was it Binary? Was it Machine Language? Was it C? Was it C+? Even PHP has to be written in some form of language.
PhaedraDragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 4th December 2011, 06:29 PM   #12
Queen - Dragon Realms
 
Join Date: 2011
Location: South Central Kansas. Sedgewick County.
Posts: 21
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: With what programming language was Facebook written??

For that matter, I could ask what Base Number system was also used?
Binary - Trinary - Quad - Quint - Hex - Octal - Hexidecimal?
PhaedraDragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Warrior Forum - The #1 Internet Marketing Forum & Marketplace > Warrior Support Forums > Programming

Bookmarks

Tags
facebook, language, programming, written

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:38 PM.