Learn all about the best practices for performance engineering in J2EE Web applications. This chapter, excerpted from Wiley's "J2EE Best Practices: Java Design Patterns, Automation, and Performance", looks at the role of performance in the development process and discusses a number of techniques to optimize the architecture, design and code in your J2EE application components such as Entity Beans, Message-Driven Beans, and when processing XML.
About the Author
Darren Broemmer is the author of "J2EE Best Practices: Java Design Patterns, Automation, and Performance" (2002, Wiley). He is the co-inventor of a Java application development framework called jPylon, a set of reusable, extensible software components based on J2EE. JPylon was chosen to be a part of the Sun Microsystems' ONE Studio Developer Resources program (formerly Forte for Java Extension Partners Program). Darren has regularly consulted with projects on best practices for J2EE development, and is a speaker at conferences about software development and J2EE technology.