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High Performance Mobile

Posted by Steve Souders  on  Aug 10, 2012

Steve Souders discusses the importance of mobile performance, providing advice on creating more responsive mobile apps, and outlining the latest developments in analyzing mobile performance.

Extreme Performance with Java

Posted by Charlie Hunt  on  Aug 03, 2012

Charlie Hunt explains what can be done to lower the latency introduced by the Java GC and JIT, including coding tips, and introducing tools for tuning the performance of Java applications.

Crunching Numbers with Clojure - 11 Tips to Boost Your Performance

Posted by Daniel Solano Gómez  on  Aug 02, 2012

Daniel Solano Gómez shares 11 tips for drastically enhancing the performance of Clojure applications crunching numbers.

Lock-free Algorithms

Posted by Martin Thompson and Michael Barker  on  Apr 30, 2012 1

Martin Thompson and Michael Barker explain how Intel x86_64 processors and their memory model work along with low-level techniques that help creating lock-free software.

Automatic Performance Programming?

Posted by Markus Püschel  on  Apr 26, 2012

Markus Püschel proposes to solve scientific calculation performance problems with code generation tools, introducing Spiral, an automatic performance programming framework for linear transforms.

Everything I Ever Learned about JVM Performance Tuning @twitter

Posted by Attila Szegedi  on  Apr 12, 2012 1

Attila Szegedi shares lessons learned tuning the JVM at Twitter, spending most of his talk discussing memory tuning, CPU usage tuning, and lock contention tuning.

Everything I Ever Learned about JVM Performance Tuning @twitter

Posted by Attila Szegedi  on  Dec 23, 2011 5

Attila Szegedi discusses performance problems encountered at Twitter running Java and Scala applications, presenting how they solve them through JVM tuning.

Understanding Java Garbage Collection and What You Can Do about It

Posted by Gil Tene  on  Dec 05, 2011 14

Gil Tene explains the workings of a garbage collector: terminology, metrics, fundamentals, key mechanisms, classification of current GCs, the “Application Memory Wall” problem, and details Azul C4 GC.

Advanced GORM - Performance, Customization and Monitoring

Posted by Burt Beckwith  on  Jan 27, 2011 3

Burt Beckwith discusses potential performance problems using mapped collections and Hibernate 2nd-level cache in GORM, along with strategies for avoiding such performance penalties.

Performance Testing at the Edge

Posted by Alois Reitbauer  on  Oct 04, 2010 1

Alois Reitbauer shows how to do performance testing of complex software systems during development, testing, and production by starting early in the development phase, breaking the test into pieces, and testing continuously. He also shows how to perform scalability tests on limited hardware or by using the cloud.

DevOps Requires Visibility: Monitoring, Testing and Performance

Posted by Jyoti Bansal, Gareth Bowles, Matt Ray, Eishay Smith, Javier Soltero  on  Aug 23, 2010 2

Examining the role of monitoring and testing techniques in solving DevOps problems.

Open Source at - 10x Scalability at Half the Cost

Posted by Stefan Norberg  on  Mar 25, 2010 2

Stefan Norberg presents’s architecture, the challenges faced and the solutions adopted in order to sustain live and offline betting over an entire continent. They started with a monolithic database and moved towards a finely tuned front-end architecture - XHTML 1.0, CSS 2.1, YUI, caching, compression, image spriting, CDN striping – plus using multiple replicas for scaling out.

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