Tags > concurrencyBy Nat Torkington
May 15, 2012
Mobile Money (The Economist) -- Many people know that "mobile money"—financial transactions on mobile phones—has taken off in Africa. How far it has gone, though, still comes as a bit of a shock. Three-quarters of the countries that use mobile money most frequently are in Africa, and mobile banking in some of them has reached extraordinary levels. Akka --...
May 3, 2012
O'Reilly editors Mike Loukides and Mike Hendrickson discuss the advantages of functional programming languages and how functional language techniques can be deployed with almost any language.By Nat Torkington
August 24, 2011
STM in PyPy -- a proposal to add software transactional memory to the all-Python Python interpreter as a way of simplifying concurrent programming. I first learned about STM from Haskell's Simon Peyton-Jones at OSCON. (via Nelson Minar) Werner Vogels' Static Web Site on S3 -- nice writeup of the toolchain to publish a web site to static files served...By Edd Dumbill
December 17, 2010
Built for expressiveness and concurrency, Clojure is a natural fit for data work. It boasts excellent API support and strong support for use in the cloud.By James Elliott
August 5, 2009
Writing correct, concurrent code is really hard. Java makes it seem easier than it is, even when you think you're being careful. The language support is better than it was before Java 5, but we still have a lot to learn. And we have to learn fast, because our code is running on more and more processors every day.
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