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Safe Systems Programming in C# and .NET

Posted by Joe Duffy  on  Aug 20, 2016

Joe Duffy shares some of his key experiences from building an entire operating system in a C# dialect and dealing with errors and concurrency robustly, focusing on open source C# and .NET.


Performance and How to Measure It

Posted by Matt Warren  on  Jul 28, 2016

Matt Warren takes a look at how to measure, what to measure and how get the best performance from .NET code, considering examples from the Roslyn codebase and StackOverflow (the product).


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.


Examining Low Pause Garbage Collection in Java

Posted by John Oliver  on  Apr 26, 2016 1

John Oliver takes a look at both G1 and Shenandoah, explaining how they work, what are their limitations, providing tuning advice. He also looks at recent and future changes to garbage collection.


Java 9 - The (G1) GC Awakens!

Posted by Monica Beckwith  on  Apr 24, 2016 5

Monica Beckwith talks about G1 pause (young and mixed) composition, G1's remembered sets and collection set and G1's concurrent marking algorithm, providing performance tuning advice.


How NOT to Measure Latency

Posted by Gil Tene  on  Mar 26, 2016

Gil Tene provides an in-depth overview of Latency and Response Time Characterization, including proven methodologies for measuring, reporting, and investigating latencies, including pitfalls to avoid.


Explorations of the Three Legged Performance Stool

Posted by Charlie Hunt  on  Feb 11, 2016

Charlie Hunt explains the three performance attributes of throughput, latency and (memory) footprint and how each of these are influenced in terms of JVM garbage collection.


Java at 20 and Where We Are Going

Posted by Steve Elliott  on  Dec 24, 2015

This talk looks at where Java has come from and where it is going, including some of the things that may be in Java 9 such as Jigsaw, the sun.* changes, the G1 garbage collector, and VarHandles.


Go GC: Prioritizing Low Latency and Simplicity

Posted by Rick Hudson  on  Dec 09, 2015

Rick Hudson discusses the motivation, performance, and technical challenges of Go's low latency concurrent GC and why the approach fits Go well.


What Is Rust?

Posted by Yehuda Katz  on  Jun 13, 2015

Yehuda Katz introduces Rust: the ownership system, automatic memory management which guarantees at compile time that a program will never segfault, making Rust code resilient against memory leaks.


Fast Conservative Garbage Collection

Posted by Rifat Shahriyar, Steve Blackburn, Kathryn McKinley  on  Feb 25, 2015

Rifat Shahriyar, Steve Blackburn, Kathryn McKinley show that conservative garbage collectors using Immix can be as performant and sometimes even faster than generational GCs.


Faster Object Arrays

Posted by Gil Tene  on  Dec 12, 2014 7

Gil Tene introduces org.ObjectLayout and StructuredArray, the APIs and design considerations that allow Java JDKs to match C on data structure access speeds.

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