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53:56

Understanding Latency: Some Key Lessons & Tools

Posted by Gil Tene  on  Jul 05, 2014

In this solutions track talk, sponsored by Azul Systems, Gil Tene discusses common pitfalls encountered in measuring and characterizing latency, and ways to address them using some new open source tools.

01:17:28

Scala: The Good Parts

Posted by Jack Singleton  on  Jul 05, 2014

Jack Singleton discusses how to improve code readability and maintainability in Scala, and how to be productive with Options, Immutability, and the Collections library.

55:18

Are You Ready for 1000-Way Parallelism on a Single Chip?

Posted by Andreas Olofsson  on  Jul 03, 2014 2

Andreas Olofsson reviews the history of processors and outlines some of the challenges ahead, introducing project Parallella meant to speed up the transition to massively parallel computing.

49:59

Practicing at the Cutting Edge

Posted by Martin Thompson  on  Jul 03, 2014

Martin Thompson focuses on the evolution of Java and how it contrasts to C/C++, covering the cultural challenges of pushing the limits of performance and how to collaborate with industry experts and organize teams, which often stands at odds with the culture in many organisations.

51:27

Fighting Bit Rot with your Mind

Posted by Viktor Klang  on  Jul 01, 2014 1

Viktor Klang discusses approaches to writing software without building a complex, full of bugs and hard to maintain basecode.

56:13

Getting Started with Glass

Posted by Jacob Rutledge  on  Jul 01, 2014

Jacob Rutledge introduces Google Glass, what can be done with it and how to get started programming against it with Android SDK, sharing his own experience with it as a consumer and developer.

51:48

Understanding and Using Regular Expressions

Posted by Damian Conway  on  Jun 29, 2014 6

Damian Conway discusses what regexes really are, how they actually work, and how programmers can make use of their existing software development skills to construct correct and efficient regexes. *Note: We're not able to use our standard split-screen view to show this, but wanted to bring it to you anyway.*

58:21

The Secret Lives of Garbage Collectors

Posted by Jonathan Worthington  on  Jun 29, 2014 1

Jonathan Worthington explains the garbage collection terminology, the trade-offs made by GC designers, and how to write GC-friendly code for better performance.

35:12

Streams for the Web

Posted by Domenic Denicola  on  Jun 28, 2014

Domenic Denicola talks about the WHATWG stream specification, uncovering the abstractions used to build web streams and the API around them.

01:21:42

Cool and Ripe for Exploitation: Search-Based Software Engineering (SBSE)

Posted by Christopher Simons  on  Jun 27, 2014

Christopher Simons suggests using SBSE to iterated through multiple possible solutions and select the one that performs the best, offering insight into some available tools and techniques.

51:53

Is It A Car? Is It A Computer? No, It's a Raspberry Pi Java Carputer

Posted by Simon Ritter  on  Jun 25, 2014

In this solutions track talk, sponsored by Oracle, Simon Ritter looks at how Embedded Java and a Raspberry Pi were used to communicate with the diagnostic and management systems of an Audi S3 and process the data, and how JavaFX has been used to provide an in-car information system for less than $200.

01:10:48

Coding in Style: How to Wield Scala in the Trenches

Posted by Josh Suereth  on  Jun 22, 2014

Josh Suereth discusses Scala: expressions, abstracting behaviors, FP & OOP, Futures & Promises, libraries with implicit classes and value classes, tracking lexical state with implicit values.

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