Java Performance, by Charlie Hunt and Binu John, provides performance tuning advice for both Java SE and EE applications. Specifically, it provides information on performance monitoring, profiling, tuning HotSpot, and Java EE application performance tuning. InfoQ reviews the book, and talks to the authors about their approach.
In this example-driven article, Joachim Haagen Skeie walks you step by step through using open source tools like JMap, VisualVM, BTrace, and EurekaJ to get under the hood of your running Java apps to effectively diagnose performance and memory problems.
Azul's recently announced Zing product brings their Garbage Collector, which achieves both pauseless garbage collection and a high tolerance to the factors which typically impact collection and application responsiveness, to Java programs running on Intel and AMD based servers. This article takes a detailed look at how Azul has been able to achieve these design goals.