Monthly Archives: October 2008

The “Many Core” Problem

We, as developers, have a problem. CPUs will continue to have more cores, and each core is not going to be any faster. The only way to write faster applications is to write multithreaded code, which has two challenges: 1) Multithreaded code is complex to write and think about. 2)Multithreaded code is difficult to test. From what I’ve seen, people are pursuing 4 approaches.
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Functional Language Explosion

There is suddenly a lot of interest in functional languages recently. The two advantages are writing a DSL (Domain Specific Language) and writing concurrent code. The languages that seem to come up are Clojure (JVM), F# (based on OCaml, Haskell, and ML) (.Net CLR), and Erlang (JVM).
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GWT for Web Applications

There are several approaches for writing web applications, each with their own advantages.  GWT is a new framework with its own niche. Your standard ASP.Net (or JSP/PHP/etc) w/ Ajax and JQuery (or other Javascript library) Java WebStart or .Net ClickOnce … Continue reading

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Code Generator Built-in to VS 2008

Guess what, a code generator is built-in to Visual Studio 2008.

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