Holly Cummins

Trade-offs, bad science, and polar bears: The world of Java optimization

This talk introduces the basic principles of optimization and pitfalls to avoid. We’ll dive into why the exact same techniques that make Quarkus rocket-fast were considered a terrible idea fifteen years ago; why fast benchmarks make for slow programs; why Project Loom may not be the speedup you’re hoping for; and why—even though it can be easy to get wrong—optimization really, really matters.