Facebook's open source library has grown to 9.9M lines of code

Facebook's open source library has grown to 9.9M lines of code

Summary: Facebook wants to remind everyone once again how serious they are about promoting the open source movement.

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Facebook loves to share how much it likes open source, and the social network has followed through on that note with a status update on its activities this year.

Here's a rundown, by the numbers:

  • Launched 63 new projects since January 2014
  • Total active Github portfolio stands at exactly 200 for projects spread across Facebook, Instagram and Parse
  • Facebook's open source projects have seen 13,000 total commits, an increase of 45 percent from the second half of 2013.
  • Projects collectively have netted 20,000 forks and 95,000 followers.
  • Facebook's total open source library stands at approximately 9.9 million lines of code.

The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company highlighted a number of its more popular projects in a blog post on Friday, putting user interface Javascript library React and iOS/OS X animation engine Pop in the spotlight.

The latter has played a large role in a pair of other Facebook projects with which end users might be more familiar.

That would be the first two projects rolled out from Facebook's Creative Labs department: digital news reader app Paper and Snapchat-competitor Slingshot.

Facebook engineers revealed Pop "spawned a host of extensions and integrations, including the iOS version of our very own Slingshot." Pop has also grown to become Facebook's second most popular open source project ever.

Looking forward, Facebook is following through on some of the products it unveiled to developers at F8 in San Francisco back in April. One product making its way out the door today in beta access is Display Node, Facebook's open source asynchronous UI framework.

Topics: Open Source, Software Development, Tech Industry, Social Enterprise, Web development

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