Monday, April 21, 2014

Skeptical about emulation?

If you're skeptical about two trends I've been pointing to, the rapid rise of emulation technology, and the evolution of the Web's language from HTML to Javascript, you need to watch Gary Bernhardt's video that fell through a time-warp from 2035.

Also, at the recent EverCloud workshop Mahadev Satyanarayanan, my colleague from the long-gone days of the Andrew Project, gave an impressive live demo of C-MU's Olive emulation technology. The most impressive part was that the emulations started almost instantly, despite that fact that they were demand-paging over the hotel's not super-fast Internet.


David. said...

Simon Sharwood at The Register reports on Matt Godbolt's Javascript emulation of the BBC Micro. Not the first, but well done and blogged-about. Matt reports it was a couple of months of spare-time work.

David. said...

Emulation is also available as a cloud service (EAAS?):

"Swiss software emulation expert Stromasys has launched a virtualization product that can take vintage VAX, Alpha, HP 3000, PDP-11, and Sparc applications to the cloud."

David. said...

Javascript is the most popular and fastest-growing language at Github.