At the tail end of the Rich Web Experience, I had a chance to sit down with Doug Hawkins and talk about his work optimizing the JVM in performance critical environments with Azul Systems. We discuss garbage collection, speculative optimization and some of the tools you can use to get better insight into the performance of your application.
If you're interested in learning more about optimizing the JVM, check out ArchConf West where Doug is one of our Featured Speakers. He's also going to be giving some great talks at our flagship event, UberConf. He is also an NFJS Tour regular.