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Facebook turns to wizened old C++ to power new photo-sharing app

Joab Jackson | June 16, 2015
Sometimes the best tool for the job is the oldest one in the toolshed.

The team also used functional programming methodologies to make the resulting code easier to understand by others. Functional programming eliminates the use of variables by treating the code as a series of mathematical functions instead.

The Facebook engineers behind Moments discussed some of the other technology choices they made in a blog item posted Monday.

 

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