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Comment Re:Let me know when I can buy (Score 1) 174

I can't agree with you about virtual machines easing the making of parallel programs. There is nothing they can do to make a multi-threaded program correct if the programmer is sloppy. When you talk in parallelization in applications, you are almost likely talking of threads and the inherent problem about them is the sharing of state (data) between two or more threads. This will require synchronization and it is not a straightforward reasoning to get. And it is solely on the shoulders of the programmer, not the runtime or the language.

Submission + - Raven: An Elegant Build for Java (onjava.com)

kevin_conaway writes: Matthieu Riou wrote an interesting article on Raven, a build system for Java powered by Ruby. His premise is that Raven allows you access to the full power of a scripting language including things like conditions, loops, exceptions and complex data structures and that this is an improvement over linear, "toy" build systems like Ant and Maven.

Submission + - Tiny "Cloudbook" runs Google-oriented Linu (linuxdevices.com)

nerdyH writes: The Asus EEE has competition. FIC/Everex has confirmed plans to ship in January a "Cloudbook" UMPC with 7-inch display. Optionally available in a Developer edition that adds a touchscreen and software tools, the Cloudbook will run the Google Apps-oriented "gOS" Linux distribution, the same that powers Wal*Mart's $200 PC (story) and Everex's gOS dev board story.

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