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Compiling Scala to LLVM

Posted by Geoff Reedy  on  Jan 14, 2013

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.

Big Data, Small Computers

Posted by Cliff Click  on  Dec 20, 2012

Cliff Click discusses RAIN, H2O, JMM, Parallel Computation, Fork/Joins in the context of performing big data analysis on tons of commodity hardware.

Understanding Java Garbage Collection and What You Can Do about It

Posted by Gil Tene  on  Oct 17, 2012

Gil Tene explains how a garbage collector works, covering the fundamentals, mechanism, terminology and metrics. He classifies several GCs, and introduces Azul C4.

Pushing The Limits of Web Browsers … or Why Speed Matters

Posted by Lars Bak  on  Oct 17, 2012

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.

What Are Clouds Made Of?

Posted by John Garbutt  on  Sep 13, 2012

John Garbutt discusses the components used for building a cloud, comparing different cloud offerings existing on the market.

Virtual Machines with Sharable Operation System

Posted by Hoi Chan  on  May 04, 2012

Hoi Chan discusses attaining efficiency in cloud computing by streaming and multiplexing VMs, sharing storage, along with safety analysis for efficient patching.

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.

Akka: Reloaded

Posted by Josh Suereth  on  Mar 13, 2012 3

Josh Suereth presents the new features available in Akka 2.0: clustered actors, including stateless and stateful ones, replication and the Cluster API.

Java.next

Posted by Erik Onnen  on  Feb 22, 2012 11

Erik Onnen attempts to demonstrate that Java is still the best programming language for the JVM if simplified idioms are used along with proper tooling.

Scalaz: Functional Programming in Scala

Posted by Rúnar Bjarnason  on  Feb 20, 2012 3

Rúnar Bjarnason discusses Scalaz, a Scala library of pure data structures, type classes, highly generalized functions, and concurrency abstractions to perform functional programming in Scala.

Event-Driven Programming in Clojure

Posted by Zach Tellman  on  Jan 26, 2012 4

Zach Tellman explains how to deal with asynchronous programming difficulties in Clojure using an event-driven data structure.

Concurrent Caching at Google

Posted by Charles Fry  on  Dec 28, 2011 1

Charles Fry presents MapMaker, an in-memory caching solution on the JVM, discussing its API and implementation evolution along with internal details.

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