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YourKit Java Profiler Version 6.0 Released

| by Rob Thornton Follow 0 Followers on Jan 25, 2007. Estimated reading time: less than one minute |

YourKit released version 6 of their Java Profiler recently. Version 6 includes support for Java 6 as well as adaptive recording of object memory allocation which allows you to skip monitoring of some allocation events and thus improves performance during profiling.

YourKit Java Profiler is one of the main profiler's for Java, along with JProfiler, OptimizeIT and JProbe. There have been several recent discussions of YourKit, with Mark Levison finding it better than the Eclipse TPTP, Steph choosing JProfiler over it and Artima commenting on the ease of profiling production applications.

Among the new features in version 6.0 are:

  • High-level J2EE profiling (SQL, JSP, Servlets,JNDI)
  • Runtime filters to control overhead of CPU profiling
  • Sorting by retained size in "Class List"
  • New innovative "Merged paths" view for memory profiling
  • Greatly improved object allocation recording
  • Automatically memory snapshots on OutOfMemoryError
  • UI usability improvements
  • Java 6 support
  • Automatic deadlock detection and ability to get current stack traces in telemetry
  • New and improved J2EE server support

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YourKit ease of installation by Kurt Christensen

I could gush about YourKit's intuitive interface, but the main reason I love YourKit is the ease of installation. While my co-workers flail about trying to get other Java or .NET profilers to work, I just double-click the installer, click the "profile" button from within the IDE, and I'm flying. No muss, no fuss.

Re: YourKit ease of installation by Dorel Vaida

Agree on Yourkit. Install, run, found my code issues in 1 hour. Really mean. Not something you're used in a day to day developer life :-D. I can't see the GUI issues of it, actually I think it's GUI looks excellent. Also you're one click away of anything you'd need.

YourKit Rocks by Dan Diephouse

I love YourKit. I have used it a lot to tune XFire. (Yourkit: Big kudos for providing a free license to OSS projects!) Even though it was free for use with XFire, I'd still pay for it for commercial projects. It's well worth it if your application is performance sensitive. It just works.

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Re: YourKit ease of installation by Kurt Christensen

Sorry - I sometimes use oddball American slang. By "gush", I mean that I *love* the UI. Totally intuitive. But as great as the UI is, I think what *really* separates YourKit from the competition is how amazingly easy it is to install.

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