Real-Time Java: An Introduction (14 tags)
"Real-Time" Java doesn't mean "really fast," but it does mean "really predictable," and that's especially important in many fields where an unpredictable response time, usually caused by the Java Virtual Machine's garbage collector, can cost money or lives. Peter Mikhalenko looks at the Real-Time Specification for Java and Sun's first implementation of the spec.
Hacking Perl in Nightclubs (2 tags)
By editing Perl programs on-the-fly, in real-time, Alex Mclean is producing some really interesting computer music. He talks to perl.com about how it all works.