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Attila Szegedi on JVM and GC Performance Tuning at Twitter

Posted by Attila Szegedi on  Feb 09, 2012 3

Attila Szegedi talks about performance tuning Java and Scala programs at Twitter: how to approach GC problems, the importance of asynchronous I/O, when to use MySQL/Cassandra/Redis, and much more.

Gil Tene Discusses Garbage Collection, the OpenJDK and the JCP

Posted by Gil Tene on  Jan 18, 2012

Gil Tene talks to Charles Humble about different garbage collection techniques, and specific collectors including Azul's C4, IBM's Balanced GC, and Oracle's Garbage First, before moving on to discuss both the JCP and OpenJDK.

Ari Zilka on RAM is the New Disk & BigMemory

Posted by Ari Zilka on  Aug 16, 2011 3

Terracotta creator Ari Zilka talks about about the RAM is the new disk and argues for scaling up before scaling out, comparing the architectural approaches of lots of VMs with small heaps vs. a few JVMs with very large heaps. Ari introduces BigMemory, a Java add-on to Enterprise Ehcache, which allows app designs with huge amounts of memory accessible in-process, with minimal garbage collection.

Aaron Patterson on Rails 3.1 and Ruby Performance

Posted by Aaron Patterson on  Aug 09, 2011 1

Aaron Patterson talks about performance in Ruby and Rails, some of the challenges Rails and Rack pose for the Ruby GC, and much more.

Justin Sheehy and Damien Katz on Riak and CouchDB

Posted by Justin Sheehy and Damien Katz on  Aug 05, 2011

Justin Sheehy and Damien Katz discuss Riak and CouchDB, the strengths and trade-offs of different approaches to NoSQL, and why both databases are written in Erlang.

Erlang Inventors Talk Language Future

Posted by Joe Armstrong and Robert Virding on  May 18, 2011

In this interview Joe Armstrong and Robert Virding, co-inventors of the Erlang language, talk about the future of the language, including its use in web programming, its ability to scale and more. The duo also discuss Erlang support for NoSQL databases, running the language on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and comparisons with other languages such as Google’s Go.

Rob Pike on Google Go: Concurrency, Type System, Memory Management and GC

Posted by Rob Pike on  Feb 25, 2011 5

Rob Pike discusses Google Go: OOP programming without classes, Go interfaces, Concurrency with Goroutines and Channels, and the Go features that help keep GC pauses short.

Cliff Click on Azul's Pauseless GC, Zing, JVM Languages

Posted by Cliff Click on  Jan 20, 2011 3

Cliff Click discusses the Pauseless GC algorithm and how Azul's Zing implements it on plain x86 CPUs. Also: what keeps dynamic languages slow on the JVM, invokedynamic, concurrency and much more.

Azul Puts the Zing in Java

Posted by Gil Tene on  Dec 30, 2010 4

In this interview Gil Tene dives deep into the history of Azul Systems and its commitment to deliver robust, scalable Java systems. He tells of the origins of the company and its early Vega hardware. Tene also talk about the new Zing elastic runtime platform for Java apps. And he speaks on the Managed Runtime Initiative Azul launched. He also talks on Pauseless GC and elastic memory.

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