How DotSlash makes executable deployment simpler

Andres Suarez and Michael Bolin, two software engineers at Meta, join Pascal Hartig (@passy) on the Meta Tech Podcast to discuss the ins and outs of DotSlash, a new open source tool from Meta. DotSlash takes the pain out of distributing binaries and toolchains to developers. Instead of committing large, platform-specific executables to a repository,… Continue reading How DotSlash makes executable deployment simpler

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SRE Weekly Issue #413

View on sreweekly.com Sorry about the automation fail and resend! That definitely wasn’t issue #1. A message from our sponsor, FireHydrant: Check out how global payments company Dock uses FireHydrant to streamline and consolidate their incident management stack and reduce what they call “mean time to combat.”https://firehydrant.com/blog/the-revolution-in-critical-incident-response-at-dock-with-firehydrant/ The Domain of Failure This article discusses building… Continue reading SRE Weekly Issue #413

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Unlocking Hyperforce Migration: Innovative Solutions for a Smooth Transition to the Cloud

In our “Engineering Energizers” Q&A series, we delve into the experiences and expertise of Salesforce Engineering leaders. Today, we’re meeting Mahamadou Sylla, a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Salesforce Engineering. Mahamadou is a key member of our Hyperforce’s Bill of Materials (BOM) team, which assists internal teams in automatically migrating their cloud resources… Continue reading Unlocking Hyperforce Migration: Innovative Solutions for a Smooth Transition to the Cloud

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Aligning Velox and Apache Arrow: Towards composable data management

We’ve partnered with Voltron Data and the Arrow community to align and converge Apache Arrow with Velox, Meta’s open source execution engine. Apache Arrow 15 includes three new format layouts developed through this partnership: StringView, ListView, and Run-End-Encoding (REE). This new convergence helps Meta and the larger community build data management systems that are unified,… Continue reading Aligning Velox and Apache Arrow: Towards composable data management

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SRE Weekly Issue #412

View on sreweekly.com A message from our sponsor, FireHydrant: FireHydrant’s new and improved MTTX analytics dashboard is here! See which services are most affected by incidents, where they take the longest to detect (or acknowledge, mitigate, resolve … you name it); and how metrics and statistics change over time. https://firehydrant.com/blog/mttx-incident-analytics-to-drive-your-reliability-roadmap/ The Single Pain of Glass… Continue reading SRE Weekly Issue #412

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Inside Heroku’s New Performance Analytics Tool: Improving User Experiences and Developer Efficiency

In our “Engineering Energizers” Q&A series, we delve into the remarkable journeys of engineering leaders who have made significant contributions in their respective fields. Today, we shine the spotlight on Zane Whitfield, a Member of the Technical Staff at Salesforce, supporting the Heroku Front-end Developer Tools (FDT) team. With a passion for enhancing the developer… Continue reading Inside Heroku’s New Performance Analytics Tool: Improving User Experiences and Developer Efficiency

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Meta loves Python

By now you’re already aware that Python 3.12 has been released. But did you know that several of its new features were developed by Meta? Meta engineer Pascal Hartig (@passy) is joined on the Meta Tech Podcast by Itamar Oren and Carl Meyer, two software engineers at Meta, to discuss their teams’ contributions to the… Continue reading Meta loves Python

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SRE Weekly Issue #411

View on sreweekly.com A message from our sponsor, FireHydrant: “To be honest, when can we switch?” The first impressions are in. Check out what people are saying after seeing Signals, the new standard in alerting and on-call from FireHydrant, for the first time. https://firehydrant.com/signals/ Shared On-Call Is Where the SRE Magic Happens Software engineers and… Continue reading SRE Weekly Issue #411

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Simple Precision Time Protocol at Meta

While deploying Precision Time Protocol (PTP) at Meta, we’ve developed a simplified version of the protocol (Simple Precision Time Protocol – SPTP), that can offer the same level of clock synchronization as unicast PTPv2 more reliably and with fewer resources. In our own tests, SPTP boasts comparable performance to PTP, but with significant improvements in… Continue reading Simple Precision Time Protocol at Meta

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Overcoming Complex Obstacles: Revealing Tableau’s Process for Creating New Features and Functionality

In our “Engineering Energizers” Q&A series, we examine the professional life experiences that have shaped Salesforce Engineering leaders. Meet Patrick Green, a Lead Member of the Technical Staff for Salesforce Engineering. Patrick supports the Project Sharing and Permissions (PSP) team at Tableau. Feature development plays a crucial role in their work, ensuring the smooth functioning… Continue reading Overcoming Complex Obstacles: Revealing Tableau’s Process for Creating New Features and Functionality

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