28 Feb 2008 eopadoan   » (Journeyer)

Interesting emergent software

Long time no blog. So, to break the silence for a second, here is a list of cool new software that I have played with recently:

  • CouchDB
    Schemaless, document-oriented database, uses JSON as the document Representation and provides a simple RESTfull API. Written in Erlang, with concurrency in mind. Recently adopted by the Apache Foundation incubator.

  • Io language
    Prototyped Object-Oriented programming language. Minimum syntax, litle enough to fit in my head :), and lot better than Smalltalk syntax. Supports differential inheritance. Growing library, with Unit Test already, for example.

  • Haiku OS
    Still in pre-alpha state, but already usable. Free software Revival of BeOS, binary compatible with R5. I will post some screenshots as soon as I get Firefox running on it.

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