Facebook doubles down on pushing out new code

Summary:Facebook doubles the potential for releasing new products now that it publishes new code onto the site twice as often.


As Facebook tries to continue to shape up on Wall Street, engineers are doubling down on the back end.

Specifically, Facebook engineers are pushing facebook.com onto new code twice a day now.

In a nutshell, this offers Facebook the potential to debut new products and features for its 900 million members and counting twice as often.

Facebook engineer Chuck Rossi discussed further on the official Facebook blog that this push is being driven by a "recently-hired release engineer" in Facebook's New York office in addition to the social network's standing daily push managed by the California team.

The New York-based push will give much more power to our engineers who aren’t based on the west coast of the U.S. and will ensure they're able to move and ship as quickly as any other engineer in the company. It will also give California engineers two chances to get code shipped and features launched each day.

Last December, Facebook announced that it would be expanding its presence in New York City with the announcement of a new open engineering office designed to help promote technical job creation.

At the time, it was revealed that the East Coast office would be run by Serkan Piantino, an engineering manager at Facebook who previously managed the teams behind Facebook’s News Feed and Timeline.

Image via Facebook

Topics: Social Enterprise, Developer


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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