March 2009


I had great fun at QCon.

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Just having returned home from QCon in London, where there were some great talks about, and significant interest in, functional programming, I’m reminded of my own keynote from the ACM SIGPLAN Erlang Workshop in Tallinn 2005. It was called “Sourdough and Erlang”, and as much as I would like to flatter myself by calling it “prophetic”, I’m sure it would just tempt others who were there to propose some other, more fitting descriptions.

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Clocking this with timer:tc() in coLinux/Vista on my 2.17GHz dual-core Pentium laptop (not using SMP erlang, though), I achieve 1450 article fetches/second. That’s a lot better than I had expected. Erlhive, apparently, is not so slow after all.

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