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  • The Fatal Flaw of Finalizers and Phantoms

    by Jason Greene on  Dec 02, 2014 4

    Most developers know that finalizers should not be depended on, but sometimes they are necessary. PhantomReferences, often cited as a good alternative, also suffer from the same fundamental problems. In this article we reveal how to contend with the many issues surrounding finalization in Java.

  • Tuning Java Servers

    by Srinath Perera on  Nov 24, 2014

    With tens of thousands of Java servers running in production in the enterprise, many engineers still lack the skills to keep their Java servers greased. In this article InfoQ takes a look at basic techniques for tuning Java servers.

  • Practical Cassandra: A Developer's Approach - Book Review and Interview

    by Srini Penchikala on  Aug 21, 2014

    Practical Cassandra: A Developer's Approach book by Russell Bradberry and Eric Lubow, is a developer's guide to build applications using Cassandra NoSQL database. InfoQ spoke with the authors about the book, Cassandra data model, design considerations and how Cassandra performs concurrency and versioning of the data sets.

Visualizing Java Garbage Collection

Posted by Ben Evans on  Dec 25, 2013

Garbage Collection takes minutes to learn and a lifetime to master. In this article Master trainer/consultant Ben Evans summarizes his recent InfoQ presentation "Visualizing Garbage Collection"

To Execution profile or to Memory Profile? That is the question.

Posted by Kirk Pepperdine on  Dec 04, 2013

Sometimes memory profiling is better than execution profiling for finding execution hot spots. In this article Kirk Pepperdine talks through some indicators for determining when to use which profiler 7

Tips for Tuning the Garbage First Garbage Collector

Posted by Monica Beckwith on  Sep 17, 2013

In July Monica Beckwith explored the theory of the new G1 GC Garbage First Garbage Collector. In this second installment, Monica delves into more practical aspects and provides guidance for tuning. 11

G1: One Garbage Collector To Rule Them All

Posted by Monica Beckwith on  Jul 15, 2013

Many articles describe how a poorly tuned garbage collector can bring an application's SLA to its knees. The G1 collector replaces the conventional algorithms with a concept of “regions” 4

Virtual Panel: Performance Tuning Face-Off

Posted by Victor Grazi on  Jun 25, 2013

In the world of application delivery, performance tuning still eludes the mainstream. InfoQ spoke to 5 luminaries of the performance monitoring space about it. The result was quite an active debate.

Benchmarking JVM Concurrency Options for Java, Scala and Akka

Posted by Michael Slinn on  Apr 26, 2012

Michael Slinn examines how to benchmark JVM concurrency options for JVM-based langauges including Java and Scala. 2

Book on Solving Enterprise Applications Performance Puzzles by Leonid Grinshpan

Posted by Michael Stal on  Feb 29, 2012

The book "Solving Enterprise Applications Performance Puzzles" by Leonid Grinshpan explains how to boost the performance of enterprise applications. 3

Book Review and Interview: Java Performance, by Charlie Hunt and Binu John

Posted by Charles Humble on  Feb 01, 2012

Java Performance, by Charlie Hunt and Binu John, provides performance tuning advice for both Java SE and EE applications. InfoQ reviews the book, and talks to the authors about their approach.

Effective Java Profiling With Open Source Tools

Posted by Joachim Haagen Skeie on  Sep 28, 2011

Joachim walks you step by step through using open source tools like JMap, VisualVM, BTrace, and EurekaJ to effectively diagnose performance and memory problems in your Java apps. 9

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