Monthly Archives: July 2007

July 29 2007

The more I look at, and play with, Erlang the more I like it. Having a mindset that handles concurrency is going to give us more bang for our buck in the future, not objects. I think Erlang has something interesting to say here.

July 18 2007

July 14 2007

  • Live Code Update in Erlang
    The point I want to make is that code-upgrade is a part of the application which needs to be designed (like anything else) – it should to be designed together with the fail-over and scalability issues.” At last, I have found someone else who understands that building in the capability to change a system in real time is both powerful and actually easier in a large distributed system.
  • binary protocol notes from the facebook hackathon
    The memcache guys had a hackathon at the Facebook offices a couple of weeks ago and are starting to make some progress on implementing a binary protocol.
  • Google Scalability Conference talks available
    Greg Linden has links to almost all the Google Scalability videos.

July 8 2007

  • Reading references
    Some references from Werner Vogels. VERY interested to see that Werner Vogels was suggesting Steve Grand‘s book “Creation: Life and How to Make it“. I truly believe that biological approaches to system development are what we are going to need to take us beyond the next level of systems development and I am heartened that someone like Werner is pushing this book. Go and buy it!
  • Seattle Scalability Conference: Amazon on Data Storage
    Dan’s feedback on the some of the Google Scalability conference. Gotta love the biology!
  • Seattle Conference on Scalability videos
    Some more links to the conference, via StorageMojo.
  • The iPhone’s headphone jack and world domination
    Take a commodity product – headphones – make sure your product doesn’t quite work with it and then get everyone to change the commodity product to fit your requirements, increasing your branding and marketing power in the process. Normally I would say this was a crazy idea but I can see it working with all the hype at the moment – who knows..