By Armin Ronacher :
I'm not feeling the async pressure | Armin Ronacher's Thoughts and Writings |
Async is all the rage. Async Python, async Rust, go, node, .NET, pick your favorite ecosystem and it will have some async going. How good this async business works depends quite a lot on the ecosystem and the runtime of the language but overall it has some nice benefits. It makes one thing really simple: to await an operation that can take some time to finish. It makes it so simple, that it creates innumerable new ways to blow ones foot off. The one that I want to discuss is the one where you don't realize you're blowing your foot off until the system starts overloading and that's the topic of back pressure management. A related term in protocol design is flow control.
Article Armin Ronacher Python Jan 01, 2020 1  
Open Source Migrates With Emotional Distress | Armin Ronacher's Thoughts and Writings |
Article Armin Ronacher FOSS Dec 28, 2019 1  
Open Source, SaaS and Monetization | Armin Ronacher's Thoughts and Writings |
Article Armin Ronacher FOSS Nov 04, 2019 1  
Updated Thoughts on Trust Scaling | Armin Ronacher's Thoughts and Writings |
A few years back I wrote down my thoughts on the problem of micropackages and trust scaling. In the meantime the problem has only gotten worse. Unfortunately my favorite programming language Rust is also starting to suffer from dependency explosion and how risky dependencies have become. Since I wrote about this last I have learned a few more things about this and I have some new ideas of how this could potentially be managed.
Article Armin Ronacher Rust Jul 29, 2019 1  

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