GraalVM: Fast, Polyglot, Native
GraalVM challenges the status quo on the JVM. This newly-released JIT compiler brings substantial speed improvements and support for polyglot applications. It also allows us to translate our JVM bytecode into self-contained native binaries. In this session we’ll explore GraalVM’s potential. We’ll focus on Clojure, but our discussion will apply to many more programming languages. We’ll use GraalVM to build small native binaries. We’ll discuss the method’s limitations and their impact. Finally, we’ll build complete Clojure web apps weighing a fraction of their traditional JVM incarnations.