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Was Facebook made with the following programming languages?

  1. Nov 17, 2014 #1
    Was Facebook made up with HTML, CSS, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript?
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  3. Nov 17, 2014 #2


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    I think there has to be server-side code written in, probably, C or possibly JAVA. HTML and CSS and HTML5 aren't even programming languages at all, just markup languages and javascript is not normally used for robust applications, just interactions on a web page.
  4. Nov 17, 2014 #3


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    It's a heavily augmented PHP. There's also a good bit of C++, Erlang, Python and D in there as well.
  5. Nov 18, 2014 #4
    Same with Instagram?
  6. Nov 19, 2014 #5
    I don't think java is used in Facebook or Instagram.

    It seems like mainly php (or similar) platforms.
  7. Nov 19, 2014 #6
    I see.
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