Friday, September 12, 2008

The Best Introduction to InvokeDynamic (JSR 292)

Charles Nutter, the JRuby development lead, posted an extensive introductory article on the road towards JSR 292 Supporting Dynamically Typed Languages on the Java Platform (a.k.a. invokedynamic). According to his experience with prototyping of JRoby using InvokeDynamic, he has explained how we can leverage the coming feature of JVM. He also mentions things that are not covered in the current draft of the specification (EDR), such as AnonymousClassLoader, which are critical to support dynamic languages on top of the Java platform.

Charles Nutter, First taste of InvokeDynamic:

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Google Chrome Explained in a Comic Book

The brilliant design of Google Chrome Web browser is explained in a comic style, including its per-tab process, hidden-class optimization in the V8 JavaScript engine, user interfaces, and so far.
It is a model technology show case displaying fairly deep technologies in attractive words of brevity and clarity.