performance

Erlang Book Review

After reading an interesting article on Erlang  and Java interoperability, I have decided to dedicate my spare time to Erlang. O’Reilly has just published a wonderful book on Erlang, so I decided to dive into it.

Evolving concurrency, like memory management did

As processors become faster and multiprocessor systems become cheaper, the need to take advantage of multithreading in order to achieve full hardware resource utilization only increases the importance of being able to incorporate concurrency in a wide variety of application categories. In this article we are evaluting a new approach to the concurrency. In the …

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Java HttpClient and Load Balancer bad interactions

Working for a very big customer, I found a very nasty interaction between Sun HttpClient (JDK 1.4) and Http  Load Balancers. In a complex network environment, sometimes you can experience low level TCP/IP comunication errors, because sometimes HttpClient get confused and hangs. The bad behavior of Sun HttpClient is well known: some guys suggested me …

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April 0.2 Application Performance Framework

April (Application Performance Framework) is a super-light application framework based on Spring, featuring: An Aspect Oriennted Programing Performance Monitor, which try to increase performance on the fly A super-light XML-RPC communication framework April first commitment is “be lite, be pluggable” and do not re-invent the wheel. I am happy to describe here how it works …

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Asus EEE-PC better then Mac Air?

Finally I managed to buy a Asus EEE PC 700  this week. I would thanks a lot Next Store and its kindly clerks, which I will prefer in future to Mediaword :)If you are at Milan and you plan to buy it, Next Store is a good choice. There are a lot of sites and …

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Javascript and Smalltalk

There is a future for SmallTalk? I was a very strong fan of the SmallTalk language, but in the last five years I have seen more and more contraction of its usage in the IT field. The OLPC project, which uses also Squeak Smalltalk and its done by the core team fo Squeak, is not …

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