Did you know that there are codes out there that are greener than others? Neither did I! I saw this article this morning from Fast Company – http://is.gd/gYa34. Evidently, Facebook is catching a lot of bitterness from the public due to not being as environmentally friendly as they can be, so they have announced that they are switching to C++ because it uses less energy. Interesting. Not only are they implementing other green techniques like shuttle buses and composting, but they are switching their code.
Now, I haven’t researched this at all, but I want to wonder whether this is completely true or not. Is Facebook just saying this to try to make themselves look good? Maybe it’s like a super minute amount of electricity is saves, but because it is some they are publicizing it? Makes sense, people feed off of this stuff. People will hear that Facebook is making all this effort to be better for all involved and renew their devotedness to the social networking site.
If it is true, I wonder how much energy it would save if all websites were programmed with that language instead of what they are currently using. A lot of ours are done with Cold Fusion, if we switched, what kind of difference would that make? It would be interesting to know…
Have a great weekend!