@Lab this Week
A weekly roundup of interesting things I hear about at the Lab, since this is the first one, it covers a bit more than a week.
And the movie Primer, with the scribbly chart, is about time travel. One commenter suggests the creator of the chart didn’t understand the movie, but it looks like a movie I’ve got to see.
Who builds domain specific languages? I just met a couple of guys @Lab and it makes more sense than I thought. One application is to build a really small and focused keyword set so users can write programs they can validate and maintain.
MongoDB (from “humongous”) “is a high-performance, open source, schema-free document-oriented database.” That’s heavy verbiage to say you can store and retrieve and you don’t have to design your database, whatever you send it, it will just save for you, no tables, no troubles. Looks great for a lot of web storage needs. We had a seminar @Lab and document oriented dbs seem to have a definite niche. CouchDB is another product in the space.
Its hard to see a parade when you’re 20 stories over it, but throwing stuff was loads of fun:
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