[Haskell-cafe] Video - Simon Marlow on High Performance Concurrency - Skills Matter's Haskell eXchange

Theo theo.england at skillsmatter.com
Thu Jan 24 13:44:05 CET 2013

Simon Marlow took the floor at the first annual Haskell eXchange last year 
to talk about high performance concurrency. 
Simon observes that the haskell community has been spending inordinate 
 of time designing beautiful programming models and APIs, whilst spending 
relatively less time building 
applications that solve real problems. 

In this talk Simon wants to start from an application that they want to 
build -- a simple concurrent chat server---and use that to inform some 
library design. Along the way we’ll 
learn useful techniques for building concurrent network applications, and 
show how the power of 
Software Transactional Memory can be brought to bear. Yet this application 
demonstrates some holes
 in the abstractions provided by Haskell as it stands, Simon shows a simple 
layer called “async”
 that fills the gap and should be widely useful for concurrent programming.

To watch the podcast in full follow this link - http://bit.ly/10Bzhr1
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