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Links for Saturday, June 11, 2011

  • Stephen O’Grady: Why You Should Pay Attention to Node.js – “plicit in node is a fundamental rejection of traditional I/O. It’s pushing an asynchronous agenda with its event loops, based on the assumption that concurrency cannot be achieved with a thread per connection. Having just recently suffered through a Daring Fireball induced meltdown of RedMonk.com as Apache spawned dozens of threads, each waiting for the connections to complete, I’m sympathetic to this perspective.
  • TinyGrab: Social Screenshot Sharing – “TinyGrab 2.0 makes simple screenshot sharing social. Taking the critically acclaimed original TinyGrab and building on it. TinyGrab 2.0 adds a tonne of new features and proves on the existing service.
  • Twig: The Flexible, Fast, and Secure Template Engine For PHP – “When it comes to template engines in PHP, many people will tell you that PHP itself is a template engine. But even if PHP started its life as a template language, it did not evolve like one in the recent years. As a matter of fact, it doesn’t support many features modern template engines should have nowaday
  • The Internet Craftsmanship Museum – “Now featuring the Internal Combustion Engine Collection on loan from the Miniature Engineering Museum and highlighting the best craftsmen from around the world and their miniature projects in metal and wood.