Friday, October 20, 2006 #

Multithreaded Map Reduce Implementation

Map Reduce is a very cool concept. If you have never heard of it or never took the time to really figure out how it works, I highly recommend doing so now. I remember reading about it when Joel mentioned it on his blog. When I first realized how it all worked, I must admit there was some confusion as to when and why I would ever use this. I now see the power of it and can think of many situations where I could use this. It really is an ingenious concept.

I was catching up on my blog role today and ran across Eric Sink's multithreaded approach to this problem. The scariest part about the whole thing is that I downloaded his code and actually understand every line of code. If you would have shown me this code 6 months ago, I would have laughed in your face. It's amazing how fast you learn new concepts and not even realize it when working in the computer field. I love my job hobby passion. :)

posted @ Friday, October 20, 2006 11:29 PM | Feedback (20)