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Nat Torkington

Nat Torkington

Eyeballs: 20 June 2006

Some fun CS and hard tech links below the fold:

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  Bob Aman [06.20.06 06:22 AM]

There's a ton of Soduku solvers for Ruby, thanks to it being a Ruby Quiz challenge one week.

  Louis Savain [06.20.06 07:07 AM]

ahaha... Heretical? UFO believer? I love it. Any publicity is good publicity. Thanks for the mention and keep those eyeballs open, as usual. There's more to come.

  Michael [06.20.06 08:15 AM]

The Silver Bullet, a heretical piece on solving the problems of software complexity. I feel like there has to be a better way than what we're doing right now, but this piece leaves me cold. It feels like being cornered by a UFO believer at a dinner party.

Hmm. I know what you mean. However, it does seem extremely reminiscient (with a few twists) of what we're doing with Kamaelia. I hope I'm not as cynical though - I've not actually thought of how you would build a web application in this approach yet! (Most other sorts of app, but not that sort)

I suppose the difference between Kamaelia & COSA, is that Kamaelia is real now, and looking at his forums, COSA isn't.

Thanks for the link! BTW, something similar is described at J Paul Morrison's flow based programming site .

I wouldn't pretend (as you know) to call it a silver bullet however (Werewolves have rights too!). More seriously, the lack of a clear and obvious way for writing a web application for example is something that jumps out as an issue from my perspective. (I have a niggling idea that I'm *really* missing something there though :)

  dennis [06.21.06 09:36 AM]

The "silver bullet" sounds a lot like Erlang...Ericsson has a 1.7 million line Erlang program that averages 30ms downtime per year, so maybe there's something to this. I'm seeing a lot of rave reviews by people using Erlang in projects.

Just skimmed the article so far, but the main difference I see is the emphasis on timing, where Erlang uses asynchronous messaging...incidentally, I've also seen some proposals to do away with clocks on processors...

  Liam Quin [04.30.07 08:18 PM]

Oooh you liked to my from old books page :-) And I only just noticed. Thanks!


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