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Erlang's Mnesia - a distributed DBMS for highly scalable apps

by Gavin Terrill on  Aug 20, 2007 3

Not every application has the scalability requirements of Google, Flickr or Amazon, however the ideas behind the Mnesia DBMS are compelling: a fast, in-process DBMS that takes advantage of concurrency, with the ability to replicate tables across distributed nodes for high scalability and fault tolerance.

The Futures of Ruby Threading

by Werner Schuster on  May 23, 2007 12

Ruby's thread system is about to undergo big changes in Ruby 1.9, possibly moving from user space threads to kernel threads. Or not. A recent interview with Matz and Sasada Koichi shows some new ideas that are considered. We take a look at the different possible future Ruby threading systems.

Haskell the next language for Rubyists?

by Alexis Midon on  Mar 16, 2007 5

Now that Ruby holds no secrets from him, Antonio Cangiano explains why and how Haskell will satisfy his passion for language learning.

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