Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 15:41 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Big news from Mozilla and Samsung today: the two have been working on a new browsing engine together, developed from the ground-up to be completely new, and it's written entirely in Rust, a new safe systems language developed by Mozilla. "Rust, which today reached v0.6, has been in development for several years and is rapidly approaching stability. It is intended to fill many of the same niches that C++ has over the past decades, with efficient high-level, multi-paradigm abstractions, and offers precise control over hardware resources. But beyond that, it is safe by default, preventing entire classes of memory management errors that lead to crashes and security vulnerabilities. Rust also features lightweight concurrency primitives that make it easy for programmers to leverage the power of the many CPU cores available on current and future computing platforms." The work is on-going, but of course, all code is out there right now.
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RE[3]: Sex on a cruise ship
by moondevil on Thu 4th Apr 2013 06:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sex on a cruise ship"
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In the world days enterprise computing was full of SUN/DCE RPC and eventually CORBA distributed applications.

Everything placed nicely in tons of abstraction layers.

The initial versions of J2EE are not much different from enterprise architectures that were CORBA based with C or C++ implementations.

Actually Java felt like godsend because it made it way much easier to explorer the type of OO designs already being made in C++, but they were full of issues caused by compatibility between C and C++ compilers across multiple operating systems.

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