Thanks to Mike Barker presenting at our first TechDrop of the year.  An industry colleague for some time now, Mike is the current maintainer of the Disruptor project (http://lmax-exchange.github.com/disruptor/) a high performance alternative to the queues provided in the Java standard libraries.

Mike’s walk through of high performance programming was insightful, interesting and illustrated the trade-offs and the practical implications of software design decisions.

Slides are available up at http://www.slideshare.net/mikeb01/concurrecy-techdrop.  Thanks to Mike and LMAX for the knowledge share.

Stay tuned for further TechDrops ….