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.
Martin Thompson is a high-performance and low-latency specialist, with experience gained over two decades working on large scale transactional and big-data systems. Gil Tene is CTO and co-founder of Azul Systems. He has been involved with VMs for the past 20 years. Keith Adams is a founding member of Facebook's HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) team. Todd Montgomery is an architect for Informatica.
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And who is the host ?
Native code is not only C and C++
Which is fine.
However there are plenty of safer languages, with similar ahead of time compilers in their toolchains that seem to be ignored in such discussions, mostly on purpose, I would say.
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Simply loving Erik out loud
For instance with groovy i end up typing more than in java because i have to retype or fully type because I don't get as good as support from my IDE. Not saying Java is better , just saying things are not always as they seem. For someone who is an excellent typist and has total and immediate recall - they will do better with Groovy than me.