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This article was published on March 23, 2015

Facebook has open sourced its developer tool for simulating slow networks

Facebook has open sourced its developer tool for simulating slow networks Image by: Justin Sullivan

Facebook has open sourced Augmented Traffic Control (ATC), the tool it developed to test the performance of apps under different network conditions.

It allows engineers to simulate Edge, 2G, 3G and LTE connections to test the performance of apps on networks with varying strengths.

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ATC was originally developed during an internal Facebook hackathon in 2013. The tool has been used to test products like Messenger for crashes, time outs and download speeds.

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The code for Augmented Traffic Control is available now on GitHub.

➤ Augmented Traffic Control: A tool to simulate network conditions [via VentureBeat]

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