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A Crash Course in Modern Hardware

Posted by Cliff Click  on  Jan 12, 2010 17 Posted by Cliff Click Follow 0 Followers  on  Jan 12, 2010 17

Cliff Click discusses the Von Neumann architecture, CISC vs RISC, Instruction-Level Parallelism, pipelining, out-of-order dispatch, cache misses, memory performance, and tips to improve performance.

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Controlling Your Architecture

Posted by Magnus Robertsson  on  Oct 22, 2009 3 Posted by Magnus Robertsson Follow 0 Followers  on  Oct 22, 2009 3

Magnus Robertsson shows how to control the code architecture to avoid an architectural drift leading to a big-ball-of-mud: peer review, code analysis, and zero tolerance to warnings and errors.

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JRuby: The Pain of Bringing an Off-Platform Dynamic Language to the JVM

Posted by Charles Nutter  on  Jan 07, 2009 3 Posted by Charles Nutter Follow 0 Followers  on  Jan 07, 2009 3

Charles Nutter discusses bringing JRuby to the JVM, why Ruby is hard to implement, JIT compilation, precompilation, core Ruby implementation, Java library access, library challenges and future plans.

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Ruby.rewrite(Ruby)

Posted by Reginald Braihwaite  on  Dec 04, 2008 4 Posted by Reginald Braihwaite Follow 0 Followers  on  Dec 04, 2008 4

In this RubyFringe talk, Reginald Braithwaite writes Ruby code to read, write, and rewrite Ruby. Demos include extending Ruby with conditional expressions, call-by-name and more.

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Fast Bytecodes for Funny Languages

Posted by Cliff Click  on  Dec 02, 2008 Posted by Cliff Click Follow 0 Followers  on  Dec 02, 2008

Cliff Click discusses how to optimize generated bytecode for running on the JVM. Click analyzes and reports on several JVM languages and shows several places where they could increase performance.

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Secure Programming with Static Analysis

Posted by Brian Chess  on  Aug 06, 2008 2 Posted by Brian Chess Follow 0 Followers  on  Aug 06, 2008 2

Creating secure code requires more than just good intentions. Static source code analysis can be used to uncover the kinds of errors that lead directly to vulnerabilities. Brian Chess shows you how.

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