Pratik Patel

Pratik Patel

Pratik Patel is a developer advocate at Azul System. He wrote the first book on 'enterprise Java' in 1996, "Java Database Programming with JDBC." He has also spoken at various conferences and participates in several local tech groups and startup groups. He hacks Java, iOS, Android, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Clojure, Rails, and ..... well everything except Perl.

Montreal 2024 sessions

Data Science on the JVM with Kotlin and Zeppelin

English session - Beginner

In this session, I’ll introduce you to Data Science using the popular Kotlin language that runs on the JVM. We'll also touch on how you can use Java if you want. We’ll do this using an interactive platform called Apache Zeppelin - similar to Jupyter Notebooks, Zeppelin allows you to write code, formatted text, and use a myriad of plugins to process, analyze, and display data.

GC Algorithms for the Cloud

English session - Intermediate

ZGC, Serial, Parallel, CMS, G1GC, C4, LXR, Shenandoah, OH MY!
There’s many options for a Garbage Collector in the JVM today. With more Java apps already on, or moving to the cloud, what is the best GC to use? The answer: it depends!

In this session, we’ll quickly review GC and memory usage in the JVM, then dive into scenarios where certain GC’s would be better than others. Along the way, we’ll talk about the experimental GC called LXR.

Montreal 2023 sessions