Faster Ruby, JS and Other Languages Using Graal and Truffle

Posted by Chris Seaton  on  Aug 19, 2016

Chris Seaton introduces Graal, Oracle Labs' new JIT compiler written in Java, enabling new research into optimizations, and Truffle, a framework for implementing languages that uses Graal.


Node4J: Running Node.js in a JavaWorld

Posted by Ian Bull  on  Apr 02, 2016

Ian Bull introduces Node4J and explores the performance characteristics and highlights the tools that help one develop, debug and deploy Node.JS applications running directly on the JVM.


New Optimizations of Google Chrome's V8

Posted by Ben Titzer  on  May 30, 2014

Ben Titzer presents the latest optimizations of the Chrome V8 engine: reducing pause times through asynchrony and incrementalism, and JIT compiler optimizations targeting all JavaScript programs.


Building an Optimising Compiler for Dart

Posted by Vyacheslav Egorov  on  Jan 02, 2014

Vyacheslav Egorov details how some of Dart's language features affected the design of a new JIT Dart compiler and how the V8 JavaScript engine influenced the overall design.


Fast and Dynamic

Posted by Maxime Chevalier-Boisvert  on  Dec 09, 2013

Maxime Chevalier-Boisvert discusses making dynamic languages faster providing various examples of optimizations: SmallTalk, LISP machine, Google V8 and others.


clj-v8 and the Dieter Asset Pipeline

Posted by Paul Biggar  on  Aug 06, 2013

Paul Biggar shares his experience using clj-v8 and Dieter, two Clojure tools integrated with JavaScript V8 engine, to create web applications in Clojure.

Pushing The Limits of Web Browsers … or Why Speed Matters

Posted by Lars Bak  on  Oct 17, 2012

Lars Bak presents several language virtual machines (Self, Strongtalk, Hotspot), why they matter and how they influenced V8 and Dart. His talk is centered on performance.

Beam.js: Erlang Meets JavaScript

Posted by Yurii Rashkovskii  on  Aug 12, 2011

Yurii Rashkovskii presents Beam.js, a JavaScript platform built on erlv8 and providing bi-directional integration with Erlang.

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