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Give it five minutes A few years ago I used to be a hothead. Whenever anyone said anything, I’d think of a way to disagree. I’d push back hard if something didn’t fit my world-view. John Paul Morrison John Paul Rodker Morrison (born John Paul Rodker in 1937) is a British-born Canadian computer programmer, and the inventor of flow-based programming (FBP). He is the author of the book Flow-Based Programming: A New Approach to Application Development, now in its 2nd edition .[1] He joined IBM UK in January 1959, as an EDPM (Electronic Data Processing Machines) Representative.

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Flow-based programming FBP is a particular form of dataflow programming based on bounded buffers, information packets with defined lifetimes, named ports, and separate definition of connections.[1] Introduction[edit] Because FBP processes can continue executing as long they have data to work on and somewhere to put their output, FBP applications generally run in less elapsed time than conventional programs, and make optimal use of all the processors on a machine, with no special programming required to achieve this. The network definition is usually diagrammatic, and is converted into a connection list in some lower-level language or notation. FBP is thus a visual programming language at this level. More complex network definitions have a hierarchical structure, being built up from subnets with "sticky" connections.

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Dataflow architecture Dataflow architecture is a computer architecture that directly contrasts the traditional von Neumann architecture or control flow architecture. Dataflow architectures do not have a program counter, or (at least conceptually) the executability and execution of instructions is solely determined based on the availability of input arguments to the instructions, so that the order of instruction execution is unpredictable: i. e. behavior is indeterministic. Although no commercially successful general-purpose computer hardware has used a dataflow architecture, it has been successfully implemented in specialized hardware such as in digital signal processing, network routing, graphics processing, telemetry, and more recently in data warehousing. It is also very relevant in many software architectures today including database engine designs and parallel computing frameworks. History[edit]

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Traffic flow (computer networking) A TCP/IP flow can be uniquely identified by the following parameters within a certain time period: Source and Destination IP addressSource and Destination PortLayer 4 Protocol (TCP/UDP/ICMP) All packets with the same source address/port and destination address/port within a time period are considered as one flow. Since UDP is uni-directional, it causes one flow. An interview with investor Paul Graham of Y Combinator Paul Graham believes we’re not in a bubble, that startups shouldn’t worry about their business models and the best companies are the ones with potential to kill old monopolies. Graham is a partner at Y Combinator, a Mountain View firm that invests in very early tech startups. Companies that Y Combinator has funded include the social news site Reddit, online form creation tool Wufoo (our coverage), and the online calendaring startup Kiko, whose controversial sale on eBay last month ended with a quarter million dollar winning bid. The next Y Combinator funded company to launch will be loopt, a mobile presence service also funded by Sequoia.

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