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.
A new approach to condensing data leads to a 99% compression rate
07 May 2015
Feature - Given the enormous thirst for data, coupled with the finite existence of copper and fiber optic cables that link clients and servers together, the need for powerful compression algorithms is self-evident. Has XLABS solved the problem with a 99% rate?...
Failing to integrate security with DevOps? Do so at your own peril
27 Apr 2015
Feature - Security is often considered as an afterthought in the software development lifecycle. But organizations need to keep up with vulnerabilities as they move to more agile DevOps practices. Read on for some best practices in building a security conscious...
Will value types and structured arrays be Java 9's cap feather?
15 Jan 2015
Feature - Scalability and performance are always issues that dog the Java platform. But with so many lessons learned from languages like Scala and Clojure, will Java 9 take on these scalability issues by introducing immutable types like structured arrays and value...
Going beyond big data processing to achieve big data understanding
04 Dec 2014
Feature - Big data solutions have given enterprises the power to handle, manage and process massive amounts of information, but how do organizations extract meaning from that information? Big data architecture is evolving to do just that.
From ElasticSearch to Splunk: Understanding your log aggregation options
20 Oct 2014
Feature - The key to successfully being able to anticipate and diagnose software problems is being able to make sense of your application logs. In part two of this two part series, we take a look at some of the most popular log aggregation tools on the market...
Choosing the right log aggreatator to mine your performance data
15 Oct 2014
Feature - To maintain and improve an existing system, being able to read and understand log files is an absolute requirement. Here we look at how various logging technologies compare with each other.
Advanced JSF Tutorial: The single page interface (SPI) with Facelets, Ajax and HTML5
07 Sep 2014
Tutorial - Some say it's impossible, but if you really understand the technology, you will realize that creating a single page interface (SPI) with JSF, Facelets, Ajax and HTML really isn't all that hard. In fact, JavaServer Faces makes it pretty easy!
Turning a web page into a JSF 2.0 template with Facelets
19 Jul 2014
Tutorial - How do you take a web page and turn it into a template using Facelets as the template engine? It takes some JSF, some HTML, maybe some CSS, and lots of JSF UI tags, but overall, it's an easy and simple process if you follow this tutorial.
Finding a needle in a big data haystack: Cloud based analytics to the rescue
19 May 2014
Feature - Organizations are handling more and more data all the time, and a big problem is figuring out how to find an important piece of information in peta-bytes of big data. How can it be done? Cloud based technologies that can burst and grow are becoming the...
Finding the Scala sweet spot: Balancing people, process and tools
12 May 2014
Feature - Many organizations are hoping that a move to Scala will help them solve some of their most challenging software problems, from improving scalability to minimizing code bloat. But to find the Scala sweet spot, organizations must balance the people,...