Eric Jan Malotaux shares his experience converting a legacy C++ application to Java, the strategy used, the lessons learned along the way, and the unsolved issues remaining.
Damien Katz explains the benefits and drawbacks of using Erlang, why this language is from the future and why Couchbase has migrated some of the CouchDB’s initial Erlang code to C/C++.
Cameron Purdy discusses how Java’s strengths over C++ helped it prevail in the Internet era, and how the history lessons of that time may help us understand what to do in the new cloud computing era.
Kevin Lynagh discusses information design and why he thinks programmers suck at that, and how one can implement great data visualizations with Clojure and ClujureScript.
Andreia Gaita introduces Cxxi, a Mono C# - C++ interoperability framework meant to make instantiating C++ objects, invoking methods, sub-classing classes and other similar operations easier.
Joe Armstrong presents ECC, an optimizing compiler running on LLVM for writing C compilers for unusual architectures, for implementing DSLs and for experiments with JIT compilation.
This presentation discusses Hypertable, an open source, high performance, distributed database modeled after Google's Bigtable. Doug discusses the differences between Hypertable and traditional database technology, support for massive sparse tables, scaling to petabytes size, and how Hypertable is designed to run on top of an existing distributed file system, such as the Hadoop DFS.
In this presentation from the JVM Languages Summit 2008, John Pampuch discusses the HotSpot compiler, the history of Java performance, HotSpot development philosophies and challenges, optimization, inlining, virtual methods, loop unrolling, constant folding, escape analysis, synchronization improvements, JVM library improvements, processor-specific optimizations, and tips for better performance.
In this RubyFringe talk, Reginald Braithwaite shows how to write Ruby that reads, writes, and rewrites Ruby. The demos include extending the Ruby language with conditional expressions, new forms of evaluation such as call-by-name and call-by-need, and more.
In this presentation from the JVM Languages Summit 2008, Bernd Mathiske discusses the Maxine open source research VM, Java compatibility, swapping out major VM components, Maxine research areas, meta-circular VM design, assembler usage, how Objects are handled, the common Pointer/Object interface, code examples, optimizing compiler features, snippets, bytecode generation, JNI and JIT.