Timothy Baldridge introduces Clojure’s Core.Async library, presenting the motivation behind the library and examples in Clojure and ClojureScript helpful to decouple subsystems in an application.
Alessandro Pignotti introduces Duetto, a C++ compiler that enables developers to write full client-server Web applications in standard C++ and to port existing C++ codebases to the Web.
Martin Thompson focuses on the evolution of Java in contrast with C/C++, covering the cultural challenges of performance limits and how to collaborate with industry experts and organize teams.
Roger Orr solves a problem with different levels of complexity trying to answer what the complexity notation actually means and why it is important in practice.
Maxime Chevalier-Boisvert introduces adaptive compilation strategies aiming to fulfill the seemingly conflicting goals of producing more optimal machine code while reducing compilation time.
Olivier Chafik discusses how to make a practical use of reified trees in Scala, with two applications: run-time (re)compilation for extreme speed, and conversion to another language (OpenCL).
Hosted by Erik Meijer, who runs the Cloud Programmability Team at Microsoft, the panelists answer questions on C/C++ and Java performance, contrasting the virtues of native vs. managed code.
Jordan DeLong overviews the past, current and near future "good parts" of C++'s functional side through the colored lens of his biases.
Martin Thompson overviews Java's evolution, comparing it with C++'s, discussing the challenges of pushing the performance limits.