This book is written by Brendan Gregg and Jim Mauro, both expert users in DTrace and the Solaris Internals from Prentice Hall. It covers the key features of the DTrace environment, the D language that is used to write the scripts used to provide answers to questions regarding the performance of the system under question.
OO7J is a Java version of the original OO7 benchmark (written in C++). This project includes benchmarking Object Relational Mapping (ORM) tools. Currently there are implementations for Hibernate on PostgreSQL, MySQL, db4o and Versant databases. InfoQ and Roberto V. Zicari from ODBMS.ORG recently interviewed Pieter van Zyl, creator of the OO7J benchmark.
InfoQ examines how Azul's collector works, and explores some techniques you can use to test the impact of garbage collection in your applications.
Scout is an extensible server and application monitoring service which focuses upon ease of installation and configuration.
In this article Alex Devine explains how Java developers can take advantage of Perf4J, an open source toolset for adding code timing statements and for logging, analyzing and monitoring the results. 6
A introduction to creating Flash charts using the FusionCharts Free from Ruby, complete with a feature comparison of other charting libraries. 8
Steven Haines talks about tackling web application performance tuning by proposing a method called wait-based tuning. 4
Finding performance bottlenecks can be a difficult task and it can get more difficult as our applications grow in size. The Box is a methodology tool that focuses us efforts to improve performance. 6
Traditional budgets demand committments based on variables beyond managers' control. To support the adaptive organization, Jim Highsmith proposes a two-part model for project and team performance.
Rails performance expert Dr. Stefan Kaes takes a look at the most common performance issues in your Rails applications and what to do about them. 13
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