We've been talking a lot about the differences between compilers and interpreters, and how both of them work, and the ways that allowed one — the compiler — to lead to the creation of the other — the interpreter. Now we get into the Just In Time compiler, or a JIT, which is fusion or combination of the interpreter and the compiler, which are each two types of translators in their own right. A just-in-time compiler has many of the benefits of both of these two translation techniques, all rolled up into one. Based on Vaidehi Joshi's blog post, "A Most Perfect Union: Just-In-Time Compilers".

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Vaidehi Joshi (co-host)

Vaidehi is a writer and an engineer at Tilde, where she works on Skylight. She's the creator of basecs, a weekly writing series that explores the fundamentals of computer science.

Saron Yitbarek (co-host)

Saron is a developer, podcaster, founder of CodeNewbie, and host of the CodeNewbie Podcast.


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