· Naughties
· · 2007
· · · September
· · · · 21 (2 entries)

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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