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    Martin Odersky on Typesafe Stack and the Future of Scala

    by Michael Floyd Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 12, 2012 1

    In this interview with InfoQ's Editor in Chief, Michael Floyd, Martin Odersky draws the comparisons between F# and Scala, discusses the future of Scala, and addresses once and for all the question of breaking binary compatibility. He also discusses his current work on the implementation of the value class proposal, how Java might support functional programming and the new Typesafe Stack 2.0.

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    Book Review and Interview: Java Performance, by Charlie Hunt and Binu John

    by Charles Humble Follow 279 Followers on  Feb 01, 2012

    Java Performance, by Charlie Hunt and Binu John, provides performance tuning advice for both Java SE and EE applications. Specifically, it provides information on performance monitoring, profiling, tuning HotSpot, and Java EE application performance tuning. InfoQ reviews the book, and talks to the authors about their approach.

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    The Essence of Google Dart: Building Applications, Snapshots, Isolates

    by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 24, 2011 1

    Google has previewed Dart, a new language with a VM but also a JS compiler. InfoQ looks beyond the grammar at Dart's contributions for building apps: Snapshots, Isolates, Modularity.

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Scala.Net and Scala with Martin Odersky

Posted by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 17, 2011

We talked with Martin Odersky, Chairman, Chief Architect and co-founder of Typesafe, about Scala.Net, the version of Scala that support .Net as well as about Scala in general.

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Twitter Shifting More Code to JVM, Citing Performance and Encapsulation As Primary Drivers

Posted by Charles Humble Follow 279 Followers on  Jul 04, 2011

While still a major user of Ruby and Rails, Twitter has gradually been moving more and more of its stack to Java and Scala. InfoQ spoke to Twitter engineer Evan Weaver to find out more. 13

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The Azul Garbage Collector

Posted by Charles Humble Follow 279 Followers on  Feb 24, 2011

InfoQ examines how Azul's collector works, and explores some techniques you can use to test the impact of garbage collection in your applications.

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Asynchronous, Event-Driven Web Servers for the JVM: Deft and Loft

Posted by Dio Synodinos Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 24, 2011

Asynchronous, event-driven architectures have been gaining attention lately, mostly with respect to JavaScript and Node.js. Deft and Loft are two solutions that bring "asynchronous purity" to the JVM.

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The State of JRuby: 1.5, AOT, Java 7

Posted by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 02, 2010

InfoQ caught up with Charles Nutter to talk about the state of JRuby: the 1.5 release, Ahead of Time compilation, and what's coming up in 1.6 and with features in Java 7.

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JSR 292 and the Multi-lingual JVM

Posted by Charles Humble Follow 279 Followers on  Apr 27, 2010

Java 7 aims to improve support for dynamic languages through JSR 292. InfoQ takes a detailed look at the problems JSR 292 solves, and talks to JRuby lead Charles Nutter about JSR 292 in practice. 5

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Memory Barriers and JVM Concurrency

Posted by Dennis Byrne Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 08, 2010

This article explains the impact memory barriers, or fences, have on the determinism of multi-threaded programs. 2

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Service Dynamics: the lazy man's way

Posted by Todor Boev Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 29, 2009

This article presents one developer's approach to dealing with the "fiendishly hard" OSGi issue of service dynamics. The basic problem is described and two different solutions are proposed. 2

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Ruby's Roots: Smalltalk Comeback and Randal Schwartz on Smalltalk

Posted by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 27, 2008

Smalltalk, a language that has had a big influence on Ruby, is making a comeback. We take a look at the current situation and talk to Randal L. Schwartz about Smalltalk. 5

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