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Alex Buckley, Spec lead, Java Language and VM

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Alex Buckley is Computational Theologist in the Java Platform Group at Oracle Corporation, responsible for the integrity and evolution of the Java Language Specification and Java VM Specification. He works on a variety of projects to increase the modularity and productivity of the Java SE platform, and collaborates widely with experts in academia, industry, and standards bodies. He holds a Ph.D. in Computing from Imperial College London.

Presentation: "Performance and Scalability Panel Discussion"

Time: Thursday 10:35 - 11:35

Location: City Room


What does it take to scale? This panel will bring together leading architects and solution providers in the area including Gigaspaces, Terracotta, Azul, Pervasive, Oracle and IBM. The panel will explore current and emerging architectures, practices, and solutions for achieving predictable performance & scalability.

Moderated by Floyd Marinescu

Presentation: "Many-core Java"

Time: Friday 16:50 - 17:50

Location: Stanford Room

Abstract: OpenJDK's Project Lambda is exploring Java language features designed to increase the productivity of developers working with novel parallel APIs like the Fork/Join Framework. In fact, the features being explored will work with many popular APIs, but strong idioms will be needed to get both performance and correctness. This talk will cover the primary features of Project Lambda, such as lambda expressions and extension methods, and discuss best practices for API designers looking to parallelize their libraries.