The Flying Frog Blog
Tuesday, 6 November 2018
Benchmarking in the web age
The TechEmpower website contains some fascinating benchmarks of servers. The results on this benchmark of multiple requests to servers prov...
Sunday, 4 November 2018
On "Quantifying the Performance of Garbage Collection vs. Explicit Memory Management"
The computer science research paper " Quantifying the Performance of Garbage Collection vs. Explicit Memory Management " by Emery ...
Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Some objective quantitative measurements I once posted on Usenet: Jon Harrop wrote: > Andreas Rossberg wrote: >> That is a wild...
Monday, 3 September 2018
What languages did you learn, in what order?
I once compiled the following list of programming languages and which year I started learning them: 1981: Sinclair BASIC (on a ZX81) 1...
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Background reading on the reference counting vs tracing garbage collection debate
Eight years ago I answered a question on Stack Overflow about the suitability of OCaml and Haskell for soft real-time work like visualizatio...
Tuesday, 26 December 2017
Does reference counting really use less memory than tracing garbage collection? Mathematica vs Swift vs OCaml vs F# on .NET and Mono
Our previous post caused some controversy by questioning the validity of some commonly-held beliefs. Specifically, the beliefs that referen...
Sunday, 24 December 2017
Does reference counting really use less memory than tracing garbage collection? Swift vs OCaml
The way software developers cling to folklore and avoid proper experimental testing of hypotheses really bothers me. I think perhaps the wor...
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