What it is: Hydra is a lightweight framework that simplifies the development of Python applications, especially complex ones, by introducing the ability to compose and override configurations. Hydra makes it easier to add functionality to projects to accommodate new use cases and requirements without having to rewrite significant portions of code. Hydra also dramatically reduces the [...]
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The maps people use on many of our apps to shop, find jobs, support causes, and more are all powered by OpenStreetMap (OSM). OSM is a community-driven project built by mappers all over the world who contribute and maintain data about roads and locations. The OSM global copy receives up to 5 million changes every [...]
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In June, Facebook launched a request for proposals focused on content policies, specifically around bullying and harassment, and fairness in…
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Myanmar is currently the only country in the world with a significant online presence that hasn’t standardized on Unicode, the international text encoding standard. Instead, Zawgyi is the dominant typeface used to encode Burmese language characters. This lack of a single standard has resulted in technical challenges for many companies that provide mobile apps and [...]
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Networking solutions are critical for building applications and services that serve billions of people around the world. Building and operating such large-scale networks often present complex engineering challenges to solve. At Networking @Scale 2019, attendees gathered to hear engineers from Amazon, Cloudflare, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix discuss these challenges. This year’s conference focused on a [...]
Over half the world’s population — more than 3.8 billion people — lives in an area where internet connectivity is…
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Virtual reality (VR) today lets us explore digitally created worlds and interact with friends, while augmented reality (AR) lets us…
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Networking is important to today’s large-scale distributed systems that power Facebook’s family of apps, used by billions of people. At…
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On September 20, Facebook hosted the first AI Systems Faculty Summit for 40 academic researchers and PhD students from 14…
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There is an ongoing global conversation about how social media and technology companies decide and enforce what is and isn’t…
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