25 episodes

Brought to you by Facebook. In addition to remaining active in the open source community and conference circuit, this podcast offers another channel that allows us to highlight the technical work of our engineers who will discuss everything from low-level frameworks to end-user features. Throughout the podcast, two Facebook engineers, Mihaela Ogrezeanu and Pascal Hartig (@passy), will interview mobile developers in the company.

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Brought to you by Facebook. In addition to remaining active in the open source community and conference circuit, this podcast offers another channel that allows us to highlight the technical work of our engineers who will discuss everything from low-level frameworks to end-user features. Throughout the podcast, two Facebook engineers, Mihaela Ogrezeanu and Pascal Hartig (@passy), will interview mobile developers in the company.

    Update: No Interview Episode for March

    Update: No Interview Episode for March

    Unfortunately due to the current global pandemic, we don't have an interview for you, but stay tuned and subscribe to the feed for some remote interviews in the near future.

    Do follow @passy, @rachelnabors, and @insidefbmobile for updates.

    • 59 sec
    22: Scaling WhatsApp with Silky

    22: Scaling WhatsApp with Silky

    For the first time, Rachel and Pascal are joined by a guest from WhatsApp. Silky walks the two through a staggering array of optimisations WhatsApp deploy to make sure that text, media and documents arrive quickly, reliably and safely on the other end. They discuss going from five to six nines of reliability for Facebook’s distributed blob store, POPs, FNAs, and fighting abuse on an end-to-end encrypted platform.

    • 59 min
    21: Kotlin at Facebook with Sergey

    21: Kotlin at Facebook with Sergey

    Pascal is joined by Rachel in the co-host chair for this first episode of the new decade. The two interview Sergey from the Android UI Frameworks team to discuss the long-awaited rollout of Kotlin within Facebook. Sergey himself is currently working on a new set of APIs for building UI components in Kotlin.

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    20: droidcon London 2019, Part II

    20: droidcon London 2019, Part II

    For the last episode of the decade (!), Pascal is joined by Inside Facebook Mobile royalty Emil, who shares what he has been up to since his last appearance on the podcast and how Facebook Open Source is still part of his day-to-day work.

    Then we head over to Droidcon UK 2019 again, where Pascal interviews Aziz from the Android Native UI Frameworks team about benchmarking UI components, followed by a chat with Aziz’s teammates Andy and Pasquale about effective multi-threading on Android.

    • 43 min
    19: droidcon London 2019, Part I

    19: droidcon London 2019, Part I

    Pascal went mobile again and brought the mics to this year’s droidcon Android conference in London. He interviewed the record-breaking six speakers Facebook had this year and discussed some topics with them. In this episode we cover the first three interviewees talking about coroutines in Kotlin, Fresco and Messenger Lite.

    • 36 min
    18: Outside Facebook Mobile at the London Mobile Forum 2019

    18: Outside Facebook Mobile at the London Mobile Forum 2019

    Once a year, Facebook invites developers from various companies to a cosy place somewhere in East London to talk for a day about scaling challenges on mobile. This year, Mihaela and Pascal join the fun and talk to a bunch of the attendees, which are for the first time not (all) Facebook employees. Tune in to learn how Deliveroo are moving from Java to Kotlin, the BBC is using their app to find a more inclusive audience, how Asos moved away from never-ending feature branches and much more.

    • 49 min

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