When developing massively distributed, interactive applications, programmers must select mechanisms that balance consistency, performance, and availability, which can be challenging. New research is looking at ways to automate this selection, with provable guarantees.
People of PL is a series of interviews with PL researchers. In today’s post, John Wickerson chats with Alexandra Silva, who is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UCL.
Runtime Support for Multicore Haskell (ICFP’09) was awarded the SIGPLAN ten-year most-influential paper award in 2019. In this blog post we reflect on the journey that led to the paper, and what has happened since.
The purpose of a program analysis is to infer whether a certain property of a program execution can be observed at runtime. The notion of an analysis’ soundness defines how much confidence one should put in its results. The notion is not uniform and is determined by whether the analysis is intended to be used as a testing or as a verification tool.