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JRuby: You've Got Java in my Ruby

Posted by Tom Enebo  on  Feb 11, 2010 3

Tom Enebo explains reasons for choosing JRuby: Hotspot optimizations, JVM Garbage Collectors, tools like profilers. Also: how JRuby helps to write cleaner, more expressive code with Java libraries.

JavaScript in the Enterprise

Posted by Attila Szegedi  on  Oct 21, 2009

Attila Szegedi discusses the usage of Javascript in the enterprise. Topics covered include the benefits of Javascript, scalability, architectural solutions, continuations, organizational benefits and challenges, hiding functions and fields, JSDoc, differences between Java and Javascript, code quality, modularity, threading, shared objects, precompilation, JS expression language, and web flow.

Concurrency: Past and Present

Posted by Brian Goetz  on  Aug 26, 2008 13

Brian Goetz discusses the difficulties of creating multithreaded programs correctly, incorrect synchronization, race conditions, deadlock, Software Transactional Memory, the history of concurrency, alternatives to threads, Erlang, Scala, and recommendations for concurrency in Java.

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