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Categorical Your self with Display conceal Names

Now there’s a whole new way to express your identity on Roblox—with Display Names! These work a little differently from your username: Usernames are unique to your account and are prefixed with an “@,” so that you can always uniquely identify someone. If your username is @CoolCat43122, you’re the only @CoolCat43122 around. Usernames are used…

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Hack Week Returns for Any other Innovative Yr

One of our greatest privileges and joys at Roblox is participating in our beloved Hack Week tradition—a dynamic exploration of new ideas that expand the breadth of possibilities for our platform. Every year, for one full week, Roblox employees get an opportunity to take a break from their day-to-day work and pursue out-of-the-box ideas they’re…

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2020 Reflections & Trying Ahead to 2021

Dear Robloxians, In an incredibly challenging year, Roblox became a crucial place for people to come together. More and more we see the Roblox platform as a utility, and in 2020, we worked hard to bring millions of people worldwide together to play, learn, and work. The advancements we’ve made last year, and those we’re…

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Skinned Meshes: A Visible Showcase

New and exciting developments are always coming to Roblox. The latest is that Skinned Meshes are now available for creators to integrate into their experiences. Not only does this introduce mesh deformation on the platform, but it also sets the stage for even more features to be enabled, including layered clothing, facial animation, and even…

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Expanding the Developer Market

We are entering a new era of sharing UGC content on the Roblox platform. For a long time, games and clothing were the only main forms of UGC content – but this is beginning to change. As Roblox expands, we are seeing the growth of a new group of extremely talented individuals with a variety…

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A Mathematical Clarification of Deep Discovering out

Deep learning has been drastically changing the field of machine learning (and the world accordingly) as machine learning has been much more widely applied now to different application scenarios – such as recommender systems, speech recognition, autonomous driving, and automatic game-playing. In 2018, Professor Joshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yann Lecun received the Turing award…

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Holding Users In opposition to Substandard-Web site Question Forgery

Imagine this scenario: after logging into your bank account and checking your balance, you navigate to another website. Suddenly, you notice your account was hijacked! Funds are being transferred and the attacker tries to reset your password. You are security-conscious and never fall for phishing scams or share your password, so how could this have…

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Constructing Microservices Pushed by Performance

At Roblox, we’ve adopted the microservices paradigm and built a container-based development platform. Our International Growth team pioneered this effort by implementing services that embraced the new approach and introduced new practices aiming for high concurrency and scalability. Now we look to how we can improve our overall performance metrics, and we’ve delivered consistent results…

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Improving Server Handy resource Usage by Tracking Memory Leaks

About a year ago we noticed early indications of a pattern emerging showing a decreased capacity in our game servers. At the onset there was little to no player impact because we had plenty of headroom but our buffer was quickly dwindling. A game server will happily accept new players or start new games as…

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Be taught the contrivance to Device a Luau: Augmenting Lua’s Syntax With Kinds

For a very long time, Lua 5.1 was the language of choice for Roblox. As we grew, so too did the demand for better tooling support as well as a more performant VM. To answer this, we started the initiative to rebuild our Lua stack named “Luau” (pronounced /lu-wow/), with the goal of encompassing the…

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