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Java 9 and Beyond

Posted by Mark Reinhold  on  Apr 23, 2015

Mark Reinhold keynotes on Java 9’s impact and features –platform module system, security, performance, maintenance-, and speculates on what might come after that, including the Java VM.


Unikernels: Who, What, Where, When, Why

Posted by Adam Wick  on  Feb 21, 2015

Adam Wick explains the promise of unikernels (single-purpose, lightweight virtual machines) and shares experiences about when unikernels are appropriate solutions and when they are not.


Erjang - With the JVM Under the Hood

Posted by Kresten Krab Thorup  on  Aug 24, 2014

Kresten Krab Thorup introduces Erjang, an Erlang VM based on the JVM, disclosing some of its internal workings and challenges building it.


Java vs. C/C++ Performance Panel

Posted by Gil Tene, Martin Thompson, Todd Montgomery, Keith Adams  on  Mar 07, 2014 7

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.


Continuum: A JS (ES6) VM Written in JS (ES3)

Posted by Brandon Benvie  on  Jan 30, 2014

Brandon Benvie introduces Continuum, what it does, how it works, and why it's useful. Continuum maintains compatibility with all popularly used JS engines in use today (IE8, modern browsers, Node.js).


Why Ruby Isn't Slow

Posted by Alex Gaynor  on  Dec 04, 2013

Alex Gaynor explains how he solved the usual Ruby VM speed problems with Topaz, a high performance VM built on the same technologies that power PyPy.


PHP on the Metal with HHVM

Posted by Keith Adams  on  Apr 09, 2013

Keith Adams shares details on building HHVM, a PHP VM built by Facebook, along with lessons learned doing it and tuning it for high performance.

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