How to find and how to store?

For readers of programming.reddit at least, it’s clear that Erlang is gaining momentum. Erlang is a programming language + virtual machine environment for extremely concurrent and fault tolerant software. It was built for the telecommunication branche and the lead scientist is Joe Armstrong.

Nice to hear you quoting Hamming – I often ask students the same questions!

The most important things:

  • how to store things
  • how to find things

By store I mean store forever – things like backup and syncing systems should not exist and are a consequence of a broken storage paradigm.

Once we have stored things we need to find them.

We need to understand how to make systems that run forever and evolve with time.

Am I working with these? – Yes and no. I keep coming back to them, then get stuck and work on something else, then go back to them.

Published in: on August 28, 2007 at 9:25 am  Leave a Comment  

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