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The Engineer's Guide to HotSpot JIT Compilation

Posted by Monica Beckwith  on  Oct 07, 2016

Monica Beckwith discusses the performance introduced by adaptive compilation in the OpenJDK Hotspot VM, focusing on the internals of OpenJDK 8, the reference implementation for Java SE8.


Phoenix and Elm – Making the Web Functional

Posted by Chris McCord, Evan Czaplicki  on  Jul 22, 2016

Chris McCord and Evan Czaplicki keynote on the birth, development and benefits of using their respective tools they created for web development: Phoenix and Elm.


Rust: Systems Programming for Everyone

Posted by Felix Klock  on  Jun 23, 2016 2

Felix Klock describes the core concepts of the Rust language (ownership, borrowing, and lifetimes), as well as the tools beyond the compiler for open source component distribution (cargo,


Using Pony for Fintech

Posted by Sylvan Clebsch  on  Jun 05, 2016

Sylvan Clebsch talks about using Pony for fintech to build high-performance tools. Pony is a new actor-model statically typed language, compiled AOT, with a GC and a data-race free type system.


Build Arduino Apps Like a Pro with the Arduino C++ IDE for Eclipse

Posted by Doug Schaefer  on  Apr 19, 2016

Doug Schaefer overviews the Arduino C++ IDE for Eclipse and discusses plans to take the IDE beyond just Arduino and into other microcontroller boards such as the ESP8266 IoT platform.


Rust: Unlocking Systems Programming

Posted by Aaron Turon  on  Feb 07, 2016 1

Aaron Turon explains Rust's core notion of “ownership” and shows how Rust uses it to guarantee thread safety, how Rust avoids some of the pitfalls of C++ without compromising on performance.


Have Native Languages Returned? (TL;DR: Yes)

Posted by Werner Schuster, Paul Dix, Aaron Turon, Todd Lipcon  on  Feb 07, 2016 2

In this panel users of C++, Rust, and Go talk about how they picked their language of choice, what problems remain, what was impossible to do with VM-based languages and much more.


Groovy AST Transformations

Posted by Paul King  on  Jan 26, 2016

Paul King reviews some of the most useful of the Groovy built-in AST transformations. He talks about the internal workings of AST transformations and how to write your own.


From Source to Bytecode: Deep Dive into the Groovy Compiler

Posted by Cédric Champeau  on  Dec 02, 2015 2

Cédric Champeau explores the Groovy compiler. He discusses parsing, abstract syntax tree, type checking, type inference, bytecode and verifier.


Relevance of ClojureScript

Posted by Jearvon Dharrie  on  Aug 27, 2015

Jearvon Dharrie discusses how ClojureScript stacks up against ES6. He demonstrates code examples in JavaScript and ClojureScript.


Compile-time Computations in C++14

Posted by Peter Sommerlad  on  Aug 20, 2015

Peter Sommerlad covers compile-time computations available in C++14: constexpr functions and constants, literal types, variable templates, variadic templates and what can be expected in the future.


Large-scale Scientific C++ For Casual Coders: Why You (Should) Care

Posted by Axel Naumann  on  Aug 05, 2015

Axel Naumann introduces the use of C++ for storing and analyzing petabytes of C++ objects at CERN, and more generally in High Energy Physics.

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