Erlang and Ruby Roundup: Vertebra, Scaling with Fuzed, Github

Whenever I bump into erlang (which seems to be becoming increasingly frequent) I seem to follow the same mental journey. First I look at the advantages, then admire the quality of the applications, then I get mired in trying to get my head around the syntax. Eventually I back off and decide to just run …

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More fun with XMPP

I have recently taken it upon myself to evaluate using XMPP (Jabber) as a messaging transport and collaboration protocol for distributed computing. This has been in the back of my mind for a while, but it was the realisation that my account at Dreamhost includes a publicly-visible Jabber server which prompted me into action. As …

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