This is worth listening to learn about how Facebook thinks about software and expecially how they are trying to push software developer forward for the entire industry.
React and React Native are being called out as very successful open source projects from Facebook. Cassandra has also been a huge winner. The interesting take away for me is that Facebook thinks that if a project thinks about open source from the start, then the right abstraction and design will be done correctly from the start.
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This week we’ve got a big show with James Pearce, Head of Open Source at Facebook to talk about that very subject — open source at Facebook. We talked about his path to software development, why he’s the person to lead open source at Facebook, their view on open source, their culture of open source, how they choose what to open source, and more importantly — how they focus on, support, and nurture the community.