Erlang and GNU poke are better than hex editors

There are different ways to structure data within a file.
In the age of web, the most prominent one is JSON, followed by middle-aged XML and configuration-oriented YAML.
Human-readable ways to structure data, however, are just one side of the spectrum.
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Erlang Respects Your RAM

We love Rails, but we believe that Ruby is the wrong choice of platform on which to build a simple, fast, reliable website. The alternatives aren't much better: the JVM, V8, Python, and Perl all eventually run into the problem of dog-slow server-side temp... (more…)

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