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John's Ramblings about Software Development

Scaling With Single Threading

The free lunch is over. To speed up applications we are told we must write multithreaded programs and avoid mutable state. Functional programming can help with it’s immutable state. There’s also Erlang with the Actor model or Clojure with it’s software transactional memory. One other option to consider is single threading your code. Following are a few examples where single threading was used to scale applications.