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.
Continuing Coverage of New Java 7 Features and APIs: Vi
10 Feb 2012
News - Here at TheServerSide.com, we've been providing some very dedicated coverage to the new features of Java 7, with a look at tackling some of the new Java 7 APIs like the new File I/O (NIO.2) and concurrency libraries with tutorials and learning guides in...
OCPJP and OCAJP: New Java 7 certification requirements
21 Dec 2011
News - In order to obtain the certified architect position from Oracle, attending and passing a training course is now required. But what about the Java Professional and Java Associate designations, OCPJP and OCAJP for Java 7?
The Java 7 OCPJP & OCAJP Cert to cost more than SCJP
16 Dec 2011
News - The OCP (Oracle Certified Professional) Java 7 certification (OCAJP and OCPJP), which replaced the SCJP certification, will now require you to pass two exams, each of which will cost $300 to take, pushing the cost of the designation to $600.
New book details the concepts behind Java performance
08 Dec 2011
News - Java Performance, by Charlie Hunt and Binu John is a very technical guide to fine tuning Java applications for Windows, Linux, and Solaris systems.
Hudson vs. Jenkins: Is it too soon to declare a winner?
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 20 Oct 2011
News - The Jenkins community is promoting a number of bellweathers that would indicate that Hudson is losing the game when it comes to both mindshare and adoption. 85% of upgrades go to Jenkins. Jenkins GitHub repositories outnumber Hudson by a ratio of sixty...
GPGPU with Jcuda the Good, the Bad and … the Ugly
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 19 Oct 2011
News - In our previous article GPGPU for Java Programming we showed how to setup an environment to execute CUDA from within java code. However the previous article focused only on setting up the environment leaving the subject of parallelism untouched. In this...
Database performance hint: New closeMethod for JNDI resources on Tomcat 7
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 17 Aug 2011
News - Forcing full garbage collection each time an application is restarted, while not elegant, would ensure your active connection pool always has connections available, although it may cause problems of its own. In a post today by Apache Tomcat 7 Release...
-Xmx is not hurting Java
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 12 Aug 2011
News - Phil Swenson posted "-Xmx is hurting Java" and spam linked it on a mailing list [the next] morning. His statement is that by limiting the available RAM to a JVM that's less than the available memory on the machine is a bad thing.
Compuware Pushes dynaTrace to get their APM 4 Product out the Door
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 19 Jul 2011
News - Okay, maybe the whole 'pushing' thing isn't quite the truth. Maybe there wasn’t any ‘strong arming.’ And the release of version four less than a month after the Compuware acquisition is purely coincidental. But it has been about two years since the...
Failure isolation and recovery: Learning from high-scale and extreme-scale computing
TherServerSide Newsfeed | 07 Jul 2011
News - Read how to deal with problems in engineering systems at high-scale. Especially how to deal with failure in deployment and operations management.