Fabian Lange heads the Competence Center Performance at codecentric. He troubleshoots and resolves performance and stability problems in enterprise Java applications and teaches clients the practices and tools to do so themselves. His nemesis are Stop-The-World garbage collection pauses, which he fights every day. Fabian blogs on java and performance when not hacking or speaking at various conferences. He lives with his wife in Germany, where they love to open cans for their cats.