Invites to 54 new Open Source projects were added by Facebook in the last six months. To embolden development from outside companies and developers the company is in a process to Open Source its code for hardware and software.
Christine Abernathy, developer advocate at Facebook’s Open Source team wrote in a blog post wrote, “We build tools that enable engineers to work more easily across platforms, automate testing to catch problems sooner, and help improve the overall performance of our products”. The company launched more than 12 Open Source projects ensuring a 500 cohorts each in the first quarter of 2016. The followers were increased by 35 percent this year so far. Draft.js, ReDex, and Memory Bundle are the three new Open Source projects which were emphasized to show the company’s momentum.
To augment the bytecode for making the Android app smaller and faster ReDex is used. ReDex optimized the flagship Android app of Facebook by 20 percent.
To reduce the crashing of memory allocation the Memory Bundle is a tool allowing iOS developers to automatically find and fix them. Industries such as AI operating outside traditional platform is also pursued by Facebook.