Application performance measurement and Java performance
Application performance measurement is an important part of testing and refining a Java application. Performance and metrics standards help developers and QA teams make sure the application meets expectations and will function properly once it is deployed. In this section on software performance measurement, learn techniques to measure Java performance and application performance effectively and read news about trends in Java metrics.
Tomcat performance optimization consolidating log files
05 May 2013
Tip - By default Tomcat uses several log file handlers, but performance can easily be optimized by configuring the server to use only one.
JSF 2.0 Facelets performance and troubleshooting tips
12 Mar 2013
Tip - JSF 2.0 has provided a variety of new configuration settings to help improve performance and aid the troubleshooting task, making the lives of software developers and quality engineers much easier.
Is your app portfolio out of control?
06 Dec 2012
Tip - If your organization has built up a bloated app portfolio, it's important to value each application appropriately and focus on the ones that count.
Fast response times vs. consistent response times
24 Oct 2012
Tip - When developing applications, the response time is always an important metric. But inconsistent response times can often be more aggravating than slow sites. Make sure you take response time consistency into your application performance reviews.
Defining application performance requirements
24 Oct 2012
Tip - Don't fall into the trap of failing to define performance requirements for your applications early on in the application lifecycle. If you follow this quick tip, you'll find that articulating your performance requirements isn't that hard.
Improving ALM workflow with automation in Oracle PaaS
05 Oct 2012
Video - Application lifecycle management changes the way developers work when teamed with platform as a service, according to one ALM expert at JavaOne 2012.
Water-Scrum-fall: It's a phenomenally bad methodology
07 Jun 2012
Video Tip - The bottom line? You're either Agile or you're not, and if you're not, using water-Scrum-fall to squeeze in Agile methodologies may only create problems and resentment.
Automate Web server load balancing for high scalability
07 May 2012
Tip - Automating Web server load balancing tasks provides high scalability for enterprise applications.
Learn from mobile application developers
19 Apr 2012
Tip - Despite differences between enterprise and mobile device development, there are still lessons to be learned from the mobile development community.
The intricacies of safe and unsafe casting in Java 7
26 Jan 2012
Tip - One of the problems with casting is that it does have the potential to cause a loss of precision, especially if the number that gets cast does indeed fall outside of the range of the target type. Here we will explain why this happens.