Track: Taking Java to the Next Level
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Java is so much more than a language. It is a mature platform with a dynamic ecosystem of libraries, toolkits, and language that power the modern enterprise. In Taking Java to the Next Level, our track host Monica Beckwith (JVM Performance Consultant, Java Rockstar, and ex-performance lead for the Garbage First Garbage Collector) has put together a compelling story of Java the Platform. In the track, you will learn lessons from OpenJDK optimizations at Twitter, explore why Java powers core services at Apple, and learn real-world tips from experts on tuning Java for the real world. Taking Java to the Next Level track is a rockstar lineup that pushes you to new heights in how you optimize, tune, and work with and old friend: Java.
by Charlie Hunt
JVM Performance Lead Engineer @Oracle
Many folks are familiar with the three performance attributes of throughput, latency and (memory) footprint. And, many further understand the relationship with each. For instance, an improvement in one comes at the sacrifice of one or both of the other two, or an improvement in two comes at the sacrifice of the remaining one. However, there are times where improvements can be realized in all three. But, it usually requires a lot non-trivial development work.
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by Tony Printezis
HotSpot JVM Performance Optimization @Twitter
Twitter runs a swarm of services executing on several different managed runtimes. The services have migrated from mainly Ruby in the past to mostly Scala today. Targeting the JVM allows developers to quickly write and deploy reliable code. Automated memory management, in particular, improves productivity of teams in a fast paced environment. But with these benefits also come challenges. The way code is executed on the JVM makes trouble-shooting quite tricky, especially in production, as it...
by Norman Maurer
Netty Core Developer & Cloud Infrastructure Engineering @Apple
Learn how Apple uses Netty for its Java based Services and the challenges of doing so, including how we enhanced performance by participating in the Netty OpenSource community. A deep dive into advanced topics like JNI, JVM internals, among others, will be included.
by Richard Warburton
Principle Software Engineer and Researcher
Generics are one of the most complex features of Java. They are often poorly understood and lead to confusing errors. Unfortunately, it won’t get easier. With the introduction of Value Types, proposed for Java 10 in 2018, Generics will be extended yet again. It’s now time to understand generics or risk being left behind.
We start by stepping back into the halcyon days of 2004 and explain why generics were introduced in the first place back. Then we travel to the present to explaining...
by Tal Weiss
Co-founder and CEO at Takipi
In this session we'll dive under the hood into the low-level techniques used by today's top Performance Management tools (APMs) such as NewRelic, AppDynamics and more to capture dynamic performance metrics in real-time. We'll see how you can easily write your own JVM agent to capture accurate performance data for virtually any type of application from Java micro-services to reactive actor systems in Scala, and connect them to any modern DevOps graphing and alerting tool.
Covering innovative topics
Monday Nov 16
Architectures You've Always Wondered About
Silicon Valley to Beijing: Exploring some of the world's most intrigiuing architectures
Applied Machine Learning
How to start using machine learning and data science in your environment today. Latest and greatest best practices.
Browser as a platform (Realizing HTML5)
Exciting new standards like Service Workers, Push Notifications, and WebRTC are making the browser a formidable platform.
Modern Languages in Practice
The rise of 21st century languages: Go, Rust, Swift
Our most innovative companies reimagining the org structure
Level up your approach to problem solving and leave everything better than you found it.
Tuesday Nov 17
Containers in Practice
Build resilient, reactive systems one service at a time.
Architecting for Failure
Your system will fail. Take control before it takes you with it.
Modern CS in the Real World
Real-world Industry adoption of modern CS ideas
The Amazing Potential of .NET Open Source
From language design in the open to Rx.NET, there is amazing potential in an Open Source .NET
Keeping life in balance is always a challenge. Learning lifehacks
Unlearning Performance Myths
Lessons on the reality of performance, scale, and security
Wednesday Nov 18
Streaming Data @ Scale
Real-time insights at Cloud Scale & the technologies that make them happen!
Taking Java to the Next Level
Modern, lean Java. Focuses on topics that push Java beyond how you currently think about it.
The Dark Side of Security
Lessons from your enemies
Taming Distributed Architecture
Reactive architectures, CAP, CRDTs, consensus systems in practice
Lessons on building highly effective organizations