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Submission + - 7 Cutting-Edge Programming Experiments Worth Trying

snydeq writes: Erlang, Node.js, Go — InfoWorld's Peter Wayner offers an overview of how enterprise developers might get started with the latest programming trends without getting burned. 'The trick to making the most of the cutting edge is to experiment, not to jump in with both feet. Try your code where it can be most effective and see whether the cutting-edge tool offers the performance and features you need. Then check to see whether you're trading off anything essential. Experiments don't always reveal the hidden weaknesses or trade-offs immediately. So work in increments, and when your experiment is fully vetted, move to a more serious implementation.'
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7 Cutting-Edge Programming Experiments Worth Trying

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