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Which programming language is used to create Facebook?

26th Mar 2018, 7:11 AM
Shaikh Saif
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PHP is used for the front-end, Erlang is used for Chat, Java and C++ are also used in several places (and perhaps other languages as well). Thrift is an internally developed cross-language framework that ties all of these different languages together, making it possible for them to talk to each other
26th Mar 2018, 6:55 PM
Baraa AB
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many languages, but php was used the most
26th Mar 2018, 7:26 AM
Manan - avatar
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This is information I found in web.... Initially, the whole code for facebook was written in PHP by Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskowitz. It is used for the front-end along with Javascript. PHP was a good choice as it is an open script acting like glue to HTML front-end and C++application logic back-end. PHP, being a scripting language, is relatively slow when compared to code that runs natively on a server. HipHop converts PHP into C++ code which can then be compiled for better performance. At the back-end, they use C, C++, Java and Python. Proxygen is a high performance C++ HTTP framework. It is a collection of C++ HTTP libraries, including an easy-to-use HTTP server. Erlang is used to power the backend of chat service, handling more than 700 million active users. Facebook Chat system is running on ejabberd based server. however it used over 20 million coding lines........
20th Apr 2018, 1:16 PM
DarkZeus - avatar
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php is used to create fb
21st Apr 2018, 1:32 PM
DARK ANGEL - avatar
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react native for mobile app
26th Mar 2018, 8:53 AM
Devika Elangovan
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php mostly.
18th Apr 2018, 11:54 AM
Rusty.Metal - avatar
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Facebook have moved Thier mobile app to React and React Native https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/React_(JavaScript_library)
26th Mar 2018, 7:43 AM
Mike Choy
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php because it builds with php and other programing language
19th Apr 2018, 7:16 AM
DARK ANGEL - avatar
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Use this website and get details information available https://builtwith.com/facebook.com
27th Mar 2018, 2:17 AM
Pranta Saha
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Mostly Depend on PHP
27th Mar 2018, 11:18 AM
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Erlang is at the heart of facebook... PHP is its brain... and rest others are the body parts...
21st Apr 2018, 1:18 PM
Rupesh Pal
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5th Apr 2018, 3:58 AM
Ash King
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mostly php and MySQL
19th Apr 2018, 8:34 AM
Muluken Mnyahl
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everyone is saying it and of course without PHP, we can't have social media
21st Apr 2018, 9:47 PM
Richard Cofie
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OMG! 😲 The code behind Facebook has been more complex than I thought. 😦 I have always thought that PHP is not way too important. ☝ My worst mistake.
22nd Apr 2018, 6:20 PM
Mario Chalén
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Not your vanilla php people keep saying that it was industry standard php that was used mixed with other languages EZP
3rd Jun 2019, 11:57 AM
GeneralZod - avatar
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php and perl used most
27th Mar 2018, 6:09 AM
rohit gupta
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28th Mar 2018, 8:28 AM
Brammisiva - avatar
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28th Mar 2018, 9:25 AM
Jahangir Shah
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