Software development with focus on Smalltalk. Follow me on Twitter: @runarj
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.
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!
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