Fast and Dynamic

Posted by Maxime Chevalier-Boisvert  on  Dec 09, 2013 Posted by Maxime Chevalier-Boisvert Follow 0 Followers  on  Dec 09, 2013

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


Failure: An Illustrated Guide

Posted by Avi Bryant  on  Dec 02, 2009 Posted by Avi Bryant Follow 0 Followers  on  Dec 02, 2009

Avi Bryant explains the iterative process that led to the concept, implementation, and UI of Trendly ( ), using Smalltalk, Javascript, Ruby and Java in the process.


How The JVM Spec Came To Be

Posted by James Gosling  on  Oct 29, 2008 5 Posted by James Gosling Follow 0 Followers  on  Oct 29, 2008 5

James Gosling discusses Java's creation, how users use a product in very unusual ways, Java as a compromise between C and scripting languages, the Java object model, primitives and optimization tricks

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