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  • noun The state or condition of being stateful.


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stateful +‎ -ness


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  • When I define a Strategy instance variable, at least I communicate my intent; the "statefulness" is now obvious.

    Ruby Matters: "Design Patterns" in Dynamic Languages Neal Ford 2007

  • Very smart stuff inside (continuation-based statefulness i.e. the code looks like that of a "normal" desktop app (thick-client)).

    Archive 2006-10-01 Jonathan Aquino 2006

  • Very smart stuff inside (continuation-based statefulness i.e. the code looks like that of a "normal" desktop app (thick-client)).

    What's next after Ruby on Rails? Seaside (Smalltalk) Jonathan Aquino 2006

  • Sometimes Seaside's statefulness and abstraction just don't fit web development.

    Larkware Shots 2010

  • So while I actually like (or maybe am just accustomed to) the stateless programming model of the web, I'm also attracted to the statefulness of web applications as a whole in that the state of my data is not tied to any one machine but it's stored centrally where I can easily get to it from anywhere (which yes, has its own concerns and problems such as when the net is down).

    Latest Microsoft Blogs 2009

  • As a Web developer, you can add statefulness using well-known techniques like storing state on the server in Session state or by posting a page back to itself.

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows 2009

  • We made a number of backend changes to reduce statefulness and improve performance.

    Raible Designs 2008

  • Monday, March 16 2009 it's entirely possible that it has nothing to do with backhaul capacity and everything to do with network complexity exacerbated by the iphone's absence of background processing. how are the two related? well, without background processing, every time you start a new app, you potentially have to startup and tear down a new session between the phone and the GGSN/SGSN. with background processing, you could have apps maintain the statefulness of their connection, thus preventing a lot of set-ups and tear-downs. the real enemy of IP cell networks is chatty apps that open a session, shut it down, then open it up again and repeat this ad nauseum. when you think of the SXSW iphone crowd switching from twitter to yelp to urbanspoon to maps apps and on and on, you can see how this could be a problem. the handset chipsets (their firmwares) could also be at fault in their implementation of the radio protocol by initiating fast dormancy too quickly to try to conserve battery.

    Comments for GigaOM 2009


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