These have to be some of the most interesting things I’ve seen recently:
- The Computer Language Benchmarks Game – compare how cpu, memory footprint and source size of all your favorite languages. Also tested is multi-core vs single core and 32 vs 64 bit.
- Meta analysis of the above game – visualizes all of the data from the above benchmark. No ground breaking conclusions, but the graphs are very nice to look at.
It’s really interesting to see this information so plainly so one could learn a few ball park performance coefficients. There are a few things that the benchmarks don’t measure ie readability, richness of library, strength and size of the developer community, etc, but it’s interesting none the less.