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· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · May
· · · · 24 (2 entries)

Those Accents · I al­ready wrote about how the NetBeans and EE guys are learn­ing lessons from Rail­s. But when Ro­man Strobl asked me to look at his lat­est on in­stant per­sis­tence, I re­al­ized that they’ve learned the re­al­ly im­por­tant lesson; it’s all about instant-app screen­casts fea­tur­ing guys with cute Euro­pean ac­cents. Dig the way Ro­man says “scaffolding”. Clear­ly Djan­go, Grail­s, and the oth­er Web-framework wannabes need to go re­cruit some ap­peal­ing Euro­pean­s... now here’s a rad­i­cal idea: how about a wom­an? [Up­date: Djan­go has a Eurowe­b­cast too!]
 
On Grids · This is an in­tro­duc­tion to the state of the art in Grid Com­put­ing in mid-2006. I start with some def­i­ni­tions and mo­ti­va­tion, look at grid eco­nomic­s, sur­vey the kinds of in­fras­truc­ture that are out there now, and touch on fu­ture di­rec­tion­s. The in­tro­duc­tion is “brief” in the sense that it does lit­tle more than touch the sur­face of the sub­jec­t, but it’s still im­mense­ly long for a blog. [Up­date: MapRe­duce is here and multi-node to­day! It’s called Hadoop.] ...
 
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