· Naughties
· · 2007
· · · September
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WF I: Erlang Ho! · This is the first progress re­port from the Wide Fin­der Pro­ject. Er­lang is the ob­vi­ous can­di­date for a Wide Fin­der im­ple­men­ta­tion. It may be decades old but it’s the new hot­ness, it’s got a PragBook (@A­ma­zon), I hear heavy breath­ing from se­ri­ous soft­ware geeks whichev­er way I lis­ten. So, let’s give it a whirl. [Warn­ing: Long and de­tailed, but the con­clu­sion comes first.] ...
The Rubinius Sprint · Last week in Den­ver, the Ru­binius guys had a cod­ing sprint; read about it in Bri­an Ford’s Ru­binius sprint ret­ro­spec­tive and Wil­son Bilkovich’s Im­ple­ment­ing de­fine_method. We at Sun sup­port­ed it by cov­er­ing the trav­el costs (well, we will as soon as I get the pa­per­work, guys) and by send­ing Charles Nut­ter along for a day. Looks like they got some good stuff done. Ru­binius is an at­tempt to build the next-gen Ru­by im­ple­men­ta­tion. Which is hap­pen­ing in par­al­lel with the “official” Ru­by 1.9 work in Ja­pan and the JRu­by pro­jec­t. [Up­date: Pat Eyler in­ter­views the sprint­ers.] ...
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