Lone Star Software Symposium: Austin
July 11 - 13, 2008 - Austin, TX
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Viva La Javolution!
You're a good Java programmer. You understand the JDK libraries and how to use them. The problem is that many fundamental APIs don't take the bigger performance picture in mind. Garbage collection can end up killing your app if you aren't careful. Concurrency problems and contention can keep your well-intentioned software from leveraging modern hardware architecture that support multi-core and multi-cpu systems.
Who knew that simply using the standard library code the way it was designed was opening you up for performance problems in your apps?
Don't worry, Javolution has your back.
Javolution is a small (300K) API designed to bring many of the benefits of the Real-Time Java Specification (RTJS) to J2SE, J2ME, GCJ and CLDC through deliberate design decisions.
It includes re-implementations of the java.util, java.lang, java.text, java.io and java.xml to demonstrate time-deterministic behavior. It also includes a framework for testing its own performance, supporting parallel computing, communicating with C/C++ applications and a real-time object to XML marshalling framework.
Come see how you can get some of the time-determinism and concurrency benefits in either your client or server side applications. This is a fairly deep talk and is largely a decomposition of an API that changes the runtime characteristics of the VM's runtime performance with only the tools offered by the language and the VM.
About Brian Sletten
Brian Sletten is a liberal arts-educated software engineer with a focus on forward-leaning technologies. His experience has spanned many industries including retail, banking, online games, defense, finance, hospitality and health care. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary and lives in Auburn, CA. He focuses on web architecture, resource-oriented computing, social networking, the Semantic Web, data science, 3D graphics, visualization, scalable systems, security consulting and other technologies of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. He is also a rabid reader, devoted foodie and has excellent taste in music. If pressed, he might tell you about his International Pop Recording career.More About Brian »