[FoRK] outsourcing back end

Owen Byrne ojbyrne at gmail.com
Tue May 7 17:22:23 PDT 2013


On May 7, 2013, at 4:43 PM, "Joseph S. Barrera III" <joe at barrera.org> wrote:

> On 5/7/2013 4:35 PM, Owen Byrne wrote:
> 
> > The actual architecture (single threaded with asynchronous callbacks)
> > makes it quite a bit easier to wrap your head around than some
> > other multi-processing architectures like say, Java multithreading.
> 
> But isn't single threading kind of out of step with modern architectural trends, with pretty much every processor being multicore, especially those on servers?
> 
> - Joe
> 
> P.S. I've been helping my stepson study for the AP Computer Science test. It's basically "learn Java". I was a bit dismayed to see that they test neither on exceptions nor on threading. Threading, OK, I guess I can see that. But to not cover exceptions?! And in place to cover the waterfall model and UML?
> 
I misspoke. The actual "programming model" is single threaded with asynchronous callbacks. One thread for your program, other threads for the asynchronous parts.


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