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  • Facebook Open-sources Haxl: Implicit, Concurrent Data Access Using Haskell

    Facebook has open-sourced Haxl, a library for efficient, concurrent data-access. The library leverages the traditional strengths of Haskell such as expressive type system, correctness and safety guarantees, as well as GHC's high performance run-time to solve the thorny issue of implicit, concurrent data access.

  • Akka Toolkit 2.3 with Java 8 and Persistence Support

    Latest version of the Akka toolkit, an implementation of Actor Model, comes with persistence enabling stateful actors to persist their internal state, together with support for Java 8 lambda expressions.

  • Rust 0.9 Released With Revised Threading Model

    The Rust team has released the latest version of its next generation programming language. New in this release is a redesigned threading system and several refinements as the language moves towards its 1.0 release.

  • JRuby 9K Expected in 2014 Ready for Production

    Charles Nutter, one of the lead developers of JRuby, announced the release of version 9000 (9K) in 2014. The new release targets the same feature set as Ruby MRI 2.0 and possibly 2.1 as well. Better performance, concurrency support and overall availability and portability provided by the use of the JVM can make this version suitable for production systems.

  • ThreadSafe Concurrency Static Analysis Tool Announces First Public Release

    UK based Contemplate Ltd. has announced the first public release of their flagship product ThreadSafe, a static analysis tool for locating concurrency bugs and inefficiencies in Java code. InfoQ applied ThreadSafe and FindBugs to a multithreaded project and reports the results.

  • Go 1.1 Races Ahead (Safely)

    Google's Go team has completed the release of Go 1.1.1 which brings to production status several new features in the language's libraries and toolset. Given the language's backward's compatibility, existing code can reap immediate benefits after a recompile.

  • Java 8 Delayed to 2014 by Ongoing Security Woes

    Oracle Java Platform Chief Architect Mark Reinhhold has announced that Oracle has decided to delay the release schedule of Java 8.

  • .NET Goes Immutable

    One of the most common misunderstandings in .NET development is the idea that variables of type IEnumerable or ReadOnlyCollection are thread-safe. In order to offer truly thread-safe collections for scenarios where you would be tempted to use IEnumerable or ReadOnlyCollection, Microsoft’s Base Class Library (BCL) team is offering a preview of a new set of immutable collections.

  • .NET Deadlock Detection with PostSharp

    SharpCrafters, makers of the AOP framework PostSharp, have developed a drop-in deadlock detection toolkit. This toolkit works with most standard locking primitives such as Mutex, Monitor, and ReaderWriterLock with only a single line of code added to the project.

  • Interview on Rust, a Systems Programming Language Developed by Mozilla

    Rust is a systems programming language developed by Mozilla and targeted at high performance applications. This post contains an interview with Graydon Hoare, Rust’s creator.

  • Loop: A Compact JVM Language for Multi-Core

    As a programming language, Loop is compact JVM language influenced by Haskell, Scheme, Ruby and Erlang. It also tries to bring together the best features of functional programming  and OO languages, in a consistent and pragmatic manner.

  • Vector Fabrics Introduces Pareon for Multicore Software Optimization

    The Dutch company Vector Fabrics recently introduced its tool called Pareon. According to the company’s press release, the tool allows to optimize applications for multicore systems.

  • Go 1–The First Major Release of the Google Go Language

    Go has reached the first major release, Google promising it will be stable for the years to come. YouTube uses Go in their core infrastructure.

  • Multithreading and WPF 4.5

    WPF 4.5 has improved its support for multi-threaded data binding, but the technique is still risky. This report attempts to explain how it works and what’s involved in using it safely.

  • MSEPT'12 - Conference on Software Engineering for Multicore Systems

    It is hard to leverage the parallelism provided by recent processor architectures. As these CPUs are now available even in the low cost price sector, the main challenge of software engineers is to utilize the processors in their applications or apps. The International Conference on Multicore Software Engineering, Performance, and Tools (MSEPT'12) will focus on possible answers.

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