PUBLISHER’S NOTE 6
A New Era
James Maurer, ACM Queue
KODE VICIOUS 7
The Virtue of Paranoia
George V. Neville-Neil, Consultant
BASE: An ACID Alternative 48
Dan Pritchett, eBay
Can your application tolerate “eventual
consistency”? If so, huge gains in scalability and
performance could be right around the corner.
A Tribute to Jim Gray 56
We honor the contributions of the legendary computer
scientist and founding Queue editorial board member.
INTERVIEW: ERIK MEIJER AND JOSÉ BLAKELEY 9
The creators of LINQ and Entity Framework discuss
Microsoft’s approach to ORM.
BOOK REVIEWS 69
There’s a Lot of It About