Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Future of Computing

Darren Hobbs on the future of computing:

A tipping point has been reached. The JVM is past its peak. Dynamic languages with a low cost of change and greater expressive power are in the ascendance. Scaling through multithreading has been eclipsed by non-blocking single-threaded, multi-process architectures. Centralised databases are being out-evolved by distributed, eventually-consistent, semi-structured storage.
 So true...

1 comment:

Janko Mivšek said...

What is also very important to us Smalltalkers is the notion of "node", as mentioned at the end of his article.
Because the Smalltalk image can me such a node and we don't need to seek the multithreaded support, but instead event driven single-threaded non-blocking image-based nodes will more than suffice!