jokerconf Joker 2016 (14.10.2016 — 15.10.2016)

Pragmatic Performance


(Re)Think about what performance actually means in software systems, and look at current and historical trends around what we as software engineers can and should do about it.

System and user experiences are often dominated by our software design choices. As software developers and engineers, we often strive to get the most out of systems and the best performance for our users. But what does "performance" really mean when measured with external metrics?

In this keynote, Gil will discuss various visible aspects of software performance in modern software systems, covering common trade-offs and techniques, and exploring where future development focus may lead us. Gil and listeners will investigate managed runtimes and their benefits, time-to-market as performance metric, as well as the realities of many-core, memory-rich systems and implications on performance choices and perceptions.