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Blog Archive for tomwhite during March 2006

Anders Møller's dk.brics.automaton is a Java regex package whose main claim to fame is that it is significantly faster then all other Java regex libraries, including the java.util.regex classes in the JDK. Like many things in computer science, the speed gains come at a price. In this case, the regular expression language supported is not as rich as the Perl 5 syntax that...
With the launch of Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) we are seeing a continuation of the trend for the big web companies to monetize their computing infrastructure by opening it up to developers. It is probably only a matter of time before we see Google create something similar, which would essentially be a limited public interface onto the Google File System. I would love an API that exposes...