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IN Science & Technology ON 17 Jan, 2016
Facebook for one is totally known for its in-house hacks. The incredible features such as the like-button and tagging and even its messenger were a consequence of its cool hacking culture. Let us check the coolest 7 hacks that happened at Facebook last year-
This hack enables a developer to code in real time while wearing the Oculus headset. The user sees a dot that contains a window, with its components rendered in virtual reality. So, the user can edit the objects it is seeing, in real-time.
This hack makes the server hardware switches cooler and maintains the traffic on the server. Using this, Facebook ran a 300GB-per-second link over multi-mode fiber.
The rainbow colored profile picture hack is to show support for some event or a social cause. This hack was developed by two interns at Facebook within 72 hours by editing the then current code of the website.
Stetho was the first open source Android project at Facebook. This tool is an extension and can be exploited to examine network congestion, view hierarchy, and query SQLite databases.
This hack had become an instant hit as soon as it was ported over to Instagram. This hack enables the user to take a series of pictures, and then combine them all to make a GIF of moving pictures.
This hack mainly consists of an embedded library and the command-line tools, for a faster data transfer between two databases, at the speed of as much as 500 GB/sec. It was later made open source, and the latest feature added to it is encryption.
Since all the social media interactions need to be secure too, a team of engineers came up with this hack wherein a user can add an OpenPGP public key directly in their profile.