Development and deployment at facebook

Dror G. Feitelson, Eitan Frachtenberg, Kent L. Beck

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Internet companies such as Facebook operate in a 'perpetual development' mindset. This means that the website continues to undergo development with no predefined final objective, and that new developments are deployed so that users can enjoy them as soon as they're ready. To support this, Facebook uses both technical approaches such as peer review and extensive automated testing, and a culture of personal responsibility.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number6449236
Pages (from-to)8-17
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Internet Computing
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2013


  • devops
  • perpetual development
  • web development


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