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  • Cliff Click on Azul's Pauseless GC, Zing, JVM Languages

    Cliff Click discusses the Pauseless GC algorithm and how Azul's Zing implements it on plain x86 CPUs. Also: what keeps dynamic languages slow on the JVM, invokedynamic, concurrency and much more.

    Cliff Click on Azul's Pauseless GC, Zing, JVM Languages
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    39:12
  • Venkat Subramaniam on JVM Languages

    Venkat Subramaniam talks about the characteristics of JVM languages like Groovy, JRuby and Scala, and their applicability in enterprise applications. He also mentions several implementation details and finishes by addressing issues of lifelong learning for developers.

    Venkat Subramaniam on JVM Languages
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    39:27
  • Martin Odersky on the Future of Scala

    In this interview Martin Odersky, the creator of the Scala language talks about work on the next version of Scala and how the functionalities in the JVM help make Scala better. Odersky touches on how some of the most popular entities on the web, such as Twitter and LinkedIn use Scala. And he discusses the complexity of the language and its role as a functional and object-oriented language.

    Martin Odersky on the Future of Scala
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    36:59
  • Jon Brisbin on Virtualization and Private Clouds

    Jon Brisbin discusses his experience with Virtualization and reasons why companies would use Private Clouds, eg. regulation compliance. Also: the future role of operations, monitoring, and more.

    Jon Brisbin on Virtualization and Private Clouds
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    36:26
  • Azul Puts the Zing in Java

    In this interview Gil Tene dives deep into the history of Azul Systems and its commitment to deliver robust, scalable Java systems. He tells of the origins of the company and its early Vega hardware. Tene also talk about the new Zing elastic runtime platform for Java apps. And he speaks on the Managed Runtime Initiative Azul launched. He also talks on Pauseless GC and elastic memory.

    Azul Puts the Zing in Java
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    48:59
  • Josh Bloch on Java and Programming

    In this interview, Google’s Josh Bloch shares his views on the open-source Java landscape as well as on the future of the Java language, including changes being implemented via Project Coin. Bloch also discusses support for multi-core in programming languages, support for multiple languages on the JVM, Java pain points and the “next big language.”

    Josh Bloch on Java and Programming
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    19:26
  • Brad Abrams on Google, Spring Tools Integration

    In this interview Google tools honcho from Brad Abrams talks about how Google tools integrate with Spring tools to help make Java developers’ lives easier. Abrams discusses Google’s reasons for targeting the popular Spring Framework. He also delves into the integrations between Google App Engine, Google Web Toolkit (GWT) and Speed Tracer with Spring tools such as Roo, STS, Spring Insight and more.

    Brad Abrams on Google, Spring Tools Integration
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    22:14
  • Laforge and Rocher Discuss the future of Groovy, Grails and Java

    In this interview, Graeme Rocher and Guillaume Laforge of SpringSource talk about the present and future of the Grails framework and the Groovy language. Rocher talks about Grails 1.4 and some of its enhancements such as improvements to GORM. And Laforge discusses Groovy 1.8, which features new DSL authoring capabilities, among other things. They look at how Java’s future impacts their projects.

    Laforge and Rocher Discuss the future of Groovy, Grails and Java
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    22:23
  • Scala, Erlang, F# Creators Discuss Functional Languages

    In this interview from the Erlang Factory event in London, three creators of modern functional languages -- Martin Odersky, creator of Scala; Joe Armstrong, a creator of Erlang; and Don Syme, creator of F# -- discuss the similarities and differences of their creations. They also discuss their languages’ common thread -- that they integrate object-oriented features in functional languages.

    Scala, Erlang, F# Creators Discuss Functional Languages
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    32:36
  • Kresten Krab Thorup, Robert Virding Discuss the Erlang VM

    Kresten Krab Thorup and Robert Virding discuss the origins of Erlang, the state of the Erlang VM, integrating native code with Erlang etc. Also: the challenges of running Erjang/Erlang on the JVM.

    Kresten Krab Thorup, Robert Virding Discuss the Erlang VM
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    56:05
  • Dan Ingalls on the History of Smalltalk and the Lively Kernel

    Dan Ingalls explains the ideas that went into Smalltalk, how it was developed at Xerox PARC, the ideas that went into Squeak, and his latest project the browser-based Lively Kernel.

    Dan Ingalls on the History of Smalltalk and the Lively Kernel
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    39:35
  • Kresten Krab Thorup on Erjang, JVM Languages, Kilim

    Kresten Krab Thorup talks about the Erjang project and explains the challenges of bringing Erlang to the JVM, using Kilim for lightweight processes, the implementation of tail recursion and much more.

    Kresten Krab Thorup on Erjang, JVM Languages, Kilim
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    31:02
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