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Getting Started with Monitoring using Graphite

Posted by Franklin Angulo on  Jan 23, 2015

Setting up a new monitoring system might seem daunting at first. Franklin guides us through the first steps and explains the architecture and inner workings of a Graphite-based monitoring system. 4

The Fatal Flaw of Finalizers and Phantoms

Posted by Jason Greene on  Dec 02, 2014

Finalizers and PhantomReferences should not be depended on, but sometimes they are necessary. In this article we reveal how to contend with the many issues surrounding finalization in Java. 4

Tuning Java Servers

Posted by Srinath Perera on  Nov 24, 2014

With tens of thousands of production Java servers running in the enterprise, many engineers lack the skills to keep their servers greased. In this article InfoQ studies methods for tuning Java servers

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

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Aug 21, 2014

Practical Cassandra: A Developer's Approach book is a developer's guide to build applications using Cassandra NoSQL database. InfoQ spoke with authors about the book and data modeling in Cassandra.

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. 12

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. 1

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