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Fast and Dynamic

Posted by Maxime Chevalier-Boisvert  on  Dec 09, 2013 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.

Failure: An Illustrated Guide

Posted by Avi Bryant  on  Dec 02, 2009 Posted by Avi Bryant  on  Dec 02, 2009

Avi Bryant explains the iterative process that led to the concept, implementation, and UI of Trendly (http://trendly.com/ ), 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  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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