More notes from EclipseCon

More notes:

  • Google fellow, Urs Hölzle, gave an talk about how Google search works, telling how they cluster their machines in two matricies (one for indexing and another for content). He talked a little about the Google File System (GFS), and MapReduce. More details from Urs’ talk here. Fun stuff.
  • Ed Warnicke is trying to generate and organize interest in dynamically-typed languages — such as Perl, Python, Ruby, and especially TCL — in Eclipse. Though I have my doubts whether there is much demand for scripting language IDEs, I am curious and hopeful that something comes out of it.
  • Randy Hudson gave an talk on obstacle avoidance in GEF that I found interesting.
  • Mark and I took a short stroll along the waterfront between sessions yesterday. I can see why this is such a popular place to live: flowers bloom in February!
  • After hundreds of years of eating at tables, why hasn’t anybody developed a place setting that unambiguously identifies a diner’s water glass?
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