Charlie Hunt presents the fundamentals of JVM tuning and provides advice for developers on writing a Java application that performs well at runtime.
Howard Lewis Ship overviews Spock, a testing framework for the JVM.
Gil Tene discusses JVM observation-based runtime optimizations, ordering and memory model rules, basics GC functions, memory management, and JVM mechanics.
Sébastien Doeraene introduces Ozma – Scala extension providing declarative concurrency – with code samples, and explores what it takes to port it to JVM.
Emad Benjamin explains how to deploy and tune a JVM on a virtual infrastructure (vSphere), and how to tune the garbage collector in this environment.
Ryan Kennedy introduces Dropwizard which is Yammer's framework for building RESTful web services on the JVM.
Jez Ng, CJ Carey and Jonny Leahey introduce Doppio, a JVM written in CoffeeScript for the browser.
Edmund Jackson discusses the Goals, Logic Variables, Constraints, and Compositions that form the foundation of Logic Programming using Clojure examples.
Geoff Reedy informs on the current status of a LLVM backend for the Scala compiler project he’s working on, detailing on its design and implementation.
Cliff Click discusses RAIN, H2O, JMM, Parallel Computation, Fork/Joins in the context of performing big data analysis on tons of commodity hardware.
Gil Tene explains how a garbage collector works, covering the fundamentals, mechanism, terminology and metrics. He classifies several GCs, and introduces Azul C4.
Lars Bak presents several language virtual machines (Self, Strongtalk, Hotspot), why they matter and how they influenced V8 and Dart. His talk is centered on performance.