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Node 7.6 Brings Default Async/Await Support

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 27, 2017

Node.js 7.6 has shipped with official support for async/await enabled by default and better performance on low-memory devices.

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Microsoft Open-Sources P Language for Safe Async Event-Driven Programming

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 12, 2016 1

Microsoft’s recently open-sourced P language aims to make it possible to write safe asynchronous event-driven programs on Linux, macOS, and Windows.

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Getting JSON Data with Netflix Falcor

by Abel Avram Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 19, 2015

Netflix has open sourced Falcor, a JavaScript library offering a model and asynchronous mechanism for fetching JSON data from multiple sources.

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Slick 3: Reactive Streams for Asynchronous Database Access in Scala

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers on  May 09, 2015 5

Slick, Typesafe's database query and access library for Scala, now supports the Reactive Streams API in the just released version 3.0. This enables developers to query their databases asynchronously and non-blocking. InfoQ talked to Slich Tech-Lead Stefan Zeiger to learn more about the new features and what they've planned for the future.

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Python 3.5 will Support Async/Await Asynchronous Programming

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  May 07, 2015 1

Python 3.5 will add support for coroutines with async and await syntax, according to Python Enhancement Proposal (PEP) #0492. The proposal aims at making coroutines a native Python language feature and to "establish a common, easily approachable, mental model of asynchronous programming."

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Dart Adds Support for Asynchronous Programming

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 30, 2015

Google has released Dart 1.9, bringing fresh support for asynchronous programming. Kevin Moore, product manager for Google, said the release of version 1.9 introduces async methods and await expressions built on top of its existing Future API.

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The Strengths and Weaknesses of Microservices

by Abel Avram Follow 3 Followers on  May 28, 2014 2

There has been significant buzz around microservices lately, enough to generate some hype. After implementing heavy and cumbersome SOA solutions for more than a decade, are microservices the solution the industry has been waiting for? Or, are microservices simpler than monolithic solutions?

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Scalability in a Reactive World

by Jan Stenberg Follow 5 Followers on  Apr 28, 2014

We have to maximize locality of reference and minimize contention to make systems scale, Jonas Bonér, creator of the Akka project, stated in a recent presentation about scalability in reactive systems. By using a share nothing architecture, build on an event-driven foundation and adhering to core principles that have been proven to work for ages we can write really scalable systems.

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The Performance of Dart 1.3 Is on Par with Node.js

by Abel Avram Follow 3 Followers on  Apr 10, 2014 9

The Google Dart team has announced Dart SDK 1.3 which improves the performance of asynchronous server-side code to the point that Dart VM is on par with Node.js, the later using another Google technology, the V8 engine.

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Akka Actors vs. Java EJBs from a High-Level Concurrency Perspective

by Jan Stenberg Follow 5 Followers on  Feb 27, 2014 2

There are both commonalities and some differences when comparing architectural principles and coding styles in Akka Actors and Java EE 7 Enterprise JavaBeans, specifically stateless session beans and JMS message-driven beans, Dr Gerald Loeffler concludes in a recent introductory talk when explaining and comparing the three approaches from a high-level concurrency view.

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Parse Announces Bolts, a Collection of Low-level Libraries for iOS and Android

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 10, 2014

Parse, acquired by Facebook a few months ago, has recently open-sourced a collection of low-level libraries for Android and iOS collectively called Bolts. According to Parse announcement, Bolts is the outcome of the joint Parse/Facebook effort to consolidate small, low-level utility classes that both companies had already developed on their own.

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Pivotal's Reactor Goes GA

by Dan Woods Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 13, 2013

This week, Pivotal released version 1.0 of its project Reactor for general availability. Reactor provides low-level abstractions for an event-driven, reactive programming model, and is a component member of the Spring IO Platform in its "IO Foundation" layer.

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ORM Profiler v1.5 with Entity Framework 6 and Async Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 11, 2013

ORM Profiler v1.5 has been released with support for Entity Framework 6 and Async in addition to several improvements and bug fixes.

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core.async: A Different Approach to Asynchronous Programming with Clojure and ClojureScript

by Zef Hemel Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 24, 2013

While it has been less than a month since the announcement of the core.async Clojure/ClojureScript library, a number of blog posts have been published describing how to use it effectively to avoid "callback hell" in front-end code, and showing off simple code resulting in some impressive demos.

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Windows Azure Service Bus Client SDK with Task Based Asynchronous API

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  May 30, 2013

The recently released Windows Azure Service Bus Client SDK provides support for task based versions of all asynchronous APIs in addition to performance improvements.

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