9 tools to help you with Java Performance Tuning

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  1. Previously I wrote an article about 5 tools to help you write better java code which helped to improve our code but also our productivity. 

    In this article I will be taking a look at 9 tools to help you with Java Performance Tuning, some are used by us at IDR Solutions and others that we may use for personal projects.

    NetBeans Profiler

    The NetBeans profiler is a modular add on which is used to provide the profiling functionality for the NetBeans IDE, which is an open-source integrated development environment. NetBeans IDE supports development of all Java application types (Java SE (including JavaFX), Java ME, web, EJB and mobile applications) out of the box.

    This profiler includes functions such as CPU, memory and threads profiling but also provides additional tools and functionality for basic JVM monitoring, which is extremely useful for developers who need to solve memory or performance-related issues.

    JProfiler

    JProfiler  was previously mentioned in my previous article but remains a extremely good Java profiler combining CPU, Memory and Thread profiling into one application and is useful for developers as it can be used to analyze performance bottlenecks, memory leaks, CPU loads  and resolve threading issues and supports local profiling (analysis of applications that are running on the same machine on which the JProfiler software is installed) and remote profiling (this is where it allows for the analysis of Java applications which are running on remote machines which JProfiler software is not installed on.).

    JProfiler is a commercially licensed Java profiling tool developed by ej-technologies GmbH, and is mainly designed for use with Java EE and Java SE applications.

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  2. It is strange to see that YourKit Java Profiler is not in the list. profiler4j stops development in 2006 (according to the web-site) but it is in the review :)