Any Java backend team at Facebook?

Amazon Beff-Jezos
Apr 20 24 Comments

Joining soon but I heard most teams use C++? I’ve never written a line of C++ in my life.

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  • Amazon TTAWSSSD
    Learn it, it’s the most powerful language. Java is shit and if you must, use C#.
    Apr 20 8
    • Amazon TTAWSSSD
      Try most Java programmers don’t know a thing about garbage collector .... let’s make everything immutable by copying .......
      Apr 20
    • Oracle iOFR21
      Let me tell you a secret c++ fan boy, most of us Java programmers are converts so we have seen both sides of the world.
      Apr 20
    • Amazon TTAWSSSD
      Yeah if that’s you then you are gold. I have a hard time finding those people :) come on over to Amazon :)
      Apr 20
    • Honeywell / Eng that1guy
      TTAWSSD, that’s exactly the benefit of java and not needing to know about garbage collection for beginners. As you get more experience you need to tweak or use different GC’s. Java just makes it easier when it doesn’t pass by reference.
      Apr 20
    • IBM / Eng namastayyy
      JavaScript is the best language noobs
      Apr 20
  • Seagate toti420
    TC and level?
    Apr 20 1
  • Facebook / Eng deleteFB
    Sorry kiddo. C++, Python, PHP are now your friends. Java is used in 2% of teams, including a few dw teams and our buck team.
    Apr 20 6
    • Facebook / Eng deleteFB
      If you're doing backend, you'll most likely touch it.
      Apr 20
    • Amazon Beff-Jezos
      OP
      Thanks for the input. What is buck team?
      Apr 20
    • Facebook / Eng deleteFB
      Google Buck.
      Apr 20
    • Facebook / Eng smokesmeat
      Buck is a build tool. Google it
      Apr 20
    • Facebook / Eng deleteFB
      @Tableau. I was using Google as a verb. Do more LC to get sharper.
      Apr 20
  • Microsoft travellers
    You’ll find out when you go through boot camp. You probably be using a php
    Apr 20 0
  • Amazon Beff-Jezos
    OP
    What about teams like Instagram, Whatsapp?
    Apr 20 2
  • New / Eng IAEC36
    Why would you want to join Facebook at this point? Facebook is the best choice for me right now from TC/benefits/tech stack/interview difficulty standpoint, but I feel it would be a stain on my resume long term.
    Apr 20 0
  • Microsoft spout
    Lots of Java in warehouse teams: Presto, Spark etc.
    Apr 20 0