Kilim – efficient java internal messaging

The internal messaging model used for concurrency in languages such as Erlang and Scala is undoubtedly compelling. Every time I try I get frustrated, though. I’m simply more comfortable with java. With this in mind I’m very interested in Kilim, which claims to provide a similar model usable directly from java, and with better performance …

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A Brief Overview of Java EE 6

A report of a presentation at a user group about Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) version 6, written in slightly unusual language – I can’t quite imagine that the main reason to try Spring is “to get high”. I tend to agree with the author that a JEE “profile” with servlets, messaging (JMS) and transaction management …

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Skype: The ultimate collaboration tool?

Skype seems to be gently emphasising its messaging abilities at the moment as it squares up against the might of Google’s inter-operable XMPP/Jabber-based system. A recent addition to Skype’s portfolio is persistent public “chat rooms”. Apart from the same stuff that chat rooms have long been used for, the wide adoption of Skype in corporate …

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Information distribution and ownership

I’m currently mulling around a bunch of thoughts and half-formed opinions on the distribution, ownership and attribution of ideas and information in an age of free-flowing digital media. One of my current concerns is the tension between perceived needs one the one hand for attribution, academic traceability and ownership of ones own words; and on …

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Distributed programming with Jabber and EventMachine

Although I don’t do much with Erlang or Ruby at the moment, I really like the approach taken in this article of connecting applications using the Jabber protocol. It looks as if it really has a lot to offer as a messaging infrastructure, a potentially key component as yet unexplored for “rosebud”. nutrun » Blog …

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