Duncan DeVore reviews the challenges of concurrent programming on the JVM and explores Akka, a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed applications on the JVM.
Sponsored by Azul. Gil Tene discusses issues with dynamically optimized environments used for trading systems along with techniques for dealing with them, including JVM performance tune up tricks.
Eva Andreasson has a fairly entertaining and yet painful presentation around garbage collection that will probably will end with more questions than answers.
Jonathan Worthington explains how invokedynamic works, how he has been using it while porting the Rakudo Perl 6 compiler to the JVM, and its performance impact.
Hosted by Erik Meijer, who runs the Cloud Programmability Team at Microsoft, the panelists answer questions on C/C++ and Java performance, contrasting the virtues of native vs. managed code.
Gil Tene examines the core issues that have historically kept Java environments from performing well in low latency environments and how it can perform now without trade-offs and compromises.
Luke Daley introduces Ratpack, a micro web framework inspired by Ruby's Sinatra, built on Netty, Guice and Guava.
Roman Gonzalez and Tavis Rudd discuss techniques for shortening the ClojureScript development cycle by using the same codebase for clj and cljs and automatically running tests on the JVM.
The panelists discuss the future of the JVM in the context of parallelism and high concurrency of tomorrow’s thousands of cores.
Charlie Hunt presents the fundamentals of JVM tuning and provides advice for developers on writing a Java application that performs well at runtime.
Howard Lewis Ship overviews Spock, a testing framework for the JVM.