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