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Comment: go (Score 1) 387

by MartinG (#46035847) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: It's 2014 -- Which New Technologies Should I Learn?

golang.org

Briefly:
1) Go is a modern "better c from the people who didn't bring you c++"
2) Go is designed from scratch to make concurrent programming simpler, and believe me they achieved this.
3) Go is fast, portable, lightweight, simple.
4) Go is designed and worked on by the likes of Rob Pike & Ken Thompson.
5) Programming in Go "feels" like c, but with the simple expressiveness of a scripting language. It's both low level and high level, depending how you use it.
6) The standard library is really good, especially given that go 1.0 only came out in 2.12
7) The community is even better.

Comment: Re:How about Freenet? (Score 3, Insightful) 180

by MartinG (#40916029) Attached to: The Internet Archive Starts Seeding Over a Million Torrents

I don't think they are trying to "validate" bittorrent. That's just a side effect of what they are doing. They are simply using one of the most efficient and cost effective ways of distributing data because it helps them, and possibly makes a better experience for the users.

freenet offers anonymity but they don't really need that here. Bittorrent also offers fault tolerance, doesn't it?

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