Monthly Archives: June 2008

I’m an actor!

I quite like the actor model of concurrency and was reminded of it by a recent edition of the java posse where some concurrency experts gave their options on this and software transactional memory. In the actor model, objects communicate by messaging … Continue reading

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You’re a bit remote today

Advanced .NET Remoting   I had read the first version of this book several years ago, but the second edition was far more interesting. The book gives the high level view of remoting with tips on using the technology in … Continue reading

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No need to apologise

A Mathematician’s Apology   I’ve heard people mention this book over the years and found it half-price in a Heffers closing down sale. I really enjoyed the mini-biography of Hardy by C.P.Snow which takes up close to half of the … Continue reading

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It’s all about the people

Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams   The project leader of my new job gave me this book to read in my first week, and I’m very glad he did. This book is full of lots of good observations about getting … Continue reading

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