Charlie Hunt
Architect, Performance Engineering,


Charlie Hunt is the Architect of Performance Engineering at and the lead author of the popular book, Java Performance. At, Charlie is responsible for improving the performance of’s infrastructure, mobile and UI along with the evolution of internal performance tools. Previously, Charlie was the JVM Performance Architect at Oracle where he was responsible for improving the performance of the Java HotSpot VM and Java SE class libraries. He wrote his first Java application in 1998 and joined Sun Microsystems, Inc. in 1999 as a Senior Java Architect. He has been working on improving the performance of Java and Java applications ever since. He is a regular speaker on the subject of Java performance at many world-wide conferences including JavaOne, QCon, Velocity and Dreamforce conferences.


Java & JVM
Location: E147 Level: Intermediate
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There is a small set of fundamentals that, when well understood, can empower any one to tune any of the garbage collectors in OpenJDK's HotSpot JVM. This is what attendees of this session can expect to learn. Read more.


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