Ben EvansJames Gough

Practical Java performance tuning

Techniques and Optimizations Across 20 Years of Development

Date: This event took place live on July 14 2015

Presented by: Ben Evans, James Gough

Duration: Approximately 90 minutes.

Cost: Free

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When Java first debuted in 1995, it had a reputation for being slow and unresponsive. However, over the past 20 years, countless updates and modifications have turned it into one of the fastest general purpose programming languages. This webcast takes a tour through how the code we write in Java is transformed into bytecode, as well as how execution occurs. Practical performance tuning techniques and optimizations are then introduced to illustrate how to achieve performant execution, and we'll also reveal how these techniques can extend to languages beyond Java.

About Ben Evans

Ben Evans founded jClarity, a startup which makes performance tools for development & ops teams. His career highlights to date include: Chief architect for Listed Derivatives at Deutsche Bank, performance testing the Google IPO, initial UK trials of 3G networks with BT, building award-winning websites for some of Hollywood's biggest hits of the 90s, developing some of the UK's very first true e-commerce websites and providing technology to help some of the UK's most vulnerable people.

Ben helps to run the London Java Community, and represents the user community as a voting member on Java's governing body — the JCP Executive Committee. He is a Java Champion & JavaOne Rock Star Speaker. He is author of "The Well-Grounded Java Developer" & the new edition of "Java in a Nutshell". Ben writes regularly for industry publications and is a frequent speaker at technical conferences worldwide.

Ben holds a Masters degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, and before joining the tech industry was a researcher in theoretical physics, working on theories which are now being tested at the LHC. Twitter: @kittylyst

About James Gough

James Gough has worked extensively with financial systems where performance and accuracy have been essential for the correct processing of trades. He has a very pragmatic approach to building software and experience of working with hundreds of developers to help improve their understanding of performance and concurrency issues over the last few years. Twitter: @javajimlondon

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