Java performance tuning
Java performance tuning is a function of many things, such as code, networks, hardware (client configuration, memory, CPU speed, storage capacity, etc.) and databases. It is almost impossible to predict exactly where a performance tuning failure might occur. Performance tuning tools allow you to take applications to their point of failure by using virtual users. Java performance tuning must be precise to simulate concurrent load at exactly the same instant. With manual performance tuning, human reaction times simply can't achieve and maintain the same level of concurrency as seen with automated tools. Find the latest information and tuning best practices in this topic section.
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.
Goetz hangs his hat on lambda parallelism and performance
30 Sep 2014
Feature - When it comes to improving Java, few changes have been as eagerly anticipated as lambdas. From parallelism to performance, the lambda experiment is working, and smart software developers are adopting it.
Integrating Ajax into your Facelets pages: Death to JSF's request-response cycle
20 Jul 2014
Tutorial - If you're doing Facelets development, this might be the most important tutorial you will ever read. It will explain to you how to throw out that annoying request-response cycle, and explain how to integrate Ajax based JSF components with a dynamically...
Creating pages based on a JSF template: Using the Facelets ui:define tag
20 Jul 2014
Tutorial - What do you do once you've set up a handsome page template using the Facelets functions that come with JSF 2.x? Well, you start creating new pages, meshing those ui:define tags in with ui:composition and ui:insert. It's easier than it sounds, trust me.
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.
Affordable performance and scalability with AWS Big Data solutions
22 Jun 2014
Feature - Achieving an affordable database solution that is both scalable and performant has always been a challenge, but Amazon has put scalability and performance within the reach of all sizes of business with their NoSQL solutions that have grown out of their...
Winning the hearts and minds of functional programmers: Five tips for the Scala community
08 May 2014
Feature - It's an uphill battle keeping the user base of any programming language happy. Scala, which competes on the JVM against a number of languages is no exception. Here are five tips on how the Scala overlords can keep on track and continue to win the hearts...
Amazon's AppStream: Solving the high-definition media delivery problem for mobile apps
02 May 2014
Feature - As handheld devices become capable of handling higher resolution images, organizations are finding the task of streaming HD data to micro devices to be a real challenge. Amazon's AppStream is designed to help simplify the task of high resolution device...
NoSpinningDiscs: Why your NoSQL solution thirsts for SSDs
02 Mar 2014
Feature - Organizations are always looking for opportunities to tune their architecture. To achieve massive scalability, many organizations have turned to various NoSQL solutions. But to blend performance with that scalability, organizations need to start...
The Scala debate demystified: Balancing the rants with the raves
01 Mar 2014
Feature - It's been over ten years since Scala appeared on the enterprise computing landscape. Some developers love it, while other developers loath it. Here's a look at what makes some developers rant, while other developers rave.