Facebook’s Open Source Contributions Remain Substantial


Facebook, like Google, is showing itself to be a strong contributor to the open source community. Only a few weeks ago, the company open sourced Haxl, a library that eases access to remote data. Haxl can automatically batch multiple requests to the same data source, request data from multiple data sources concurrently, and cache previous requests.

Now, the company has distributed some overall numbers about its open source contributions, and it’s clear that Facebook is making a substantial effort to share tools that it creates.

According to an update from the company, open source activities of note include:

Facebook’s open source projects have seen 13,000 total commits, an increase of 45 percent from the second half of 2013.


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