Being a basket of concurrency-related morsels too short to stand alone and to long to tweet.
[This is part of the Concur.next series.]
Node.js · This had escaped my attention somehow, but Avi Flax hailed me via twitter, asking me what I thought of Ryan Dahl’s presentation on node.js. Well, I watched this substantial chunk of video end-to-end without even twitching. Ryan’s presentation style could use a little polishing, but his node.js pushed a bunch of my software buttons.
(That Twitter thing, it’s gonna catch on, you just watch).
Optimism · I found myself smiling over and over as I read Greg Pfister’s Oh, for the Good Old Days to Come, which rambles through Moore’s Law and Second Life and concurrency in general. I think a lot of others will smile too.
On Not Stopping · Back around Hallowe’en, InfoQ ran another major Joe Armstrong presentation: Systems that Never Stop (and Erlang). If you’re thinking about concurrency and you’re not paying attention to what Joe Armstrong is saying, you’re Doing It Wrong.
Haff on Reinders on Parallelism · As my audience is sure to remind me, parallelism and concurrency aren’t the same things. That acknowledged, Gordon Haff over at CNET has a two-parter with a gentleman I’ve never met named named James Rainders, who is identified as “Intel’s leading spokesman on tools for parallelism”.
Methinks I should have a conversation with Mr. Reinders sometime.