OracleNext Podcast | July 14, 2018

Understanding GraalVM: Open a Window into the Developer's World

By: Roland Smart


In this episode of OracleNext you'll hear from Alexa Morales, a technology journalist with over 18 years of experience covering developer communities and technologies. Her recent Forbes article "GraalVM 1.0 Gives Developers a Speedy Polyglot Runtime—And Helps Twitter Save Money" offers insight into a technology that's driving significant developer excitement and which is already delivering big benefits to companies such as Twitter. 

GraalVM is an open source project started by Thomas Wuerthinger of Oracle Labs and which aspires to be a universal compiler. In this episode we'll discuss:

  • Why a universal compiler is an advantage in an increasingly polyglot world.
  • How language specialization relates to the evolution of general languages like Java.
  • How GraalVM supports cloud-native development.


ROLAND SMART is a product oriented marketing leader who serves as a vice-president in the Oracle corporate marketing group. During his tenure he has led several modernization initiatives related to The Oracle Technology Network, social programs, and content/inbound programs. His previous experience includes early roles at a number of startups including Involver which was acquired by Oracle in 2012. Smart speaks at industry events such as the ad:tech, Modern Marketing Experience, The Social Media Optimization Conference, SXSW, and co-hosts The Marketing Agility Podcast. He's written for such industry publications as Forbes and iMedia. His acclaimed book The Agile Marketer: Turning Customer Experience Into Your Competitive Advantage was published in 2016 by Wiley.



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