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Presentation: Maintaining Java Apps in Production Environments

There is abundant information available on developing Java technology-based applications. By contrast, almost nobody talks about tasks involved in supporting and troubleshooting those applications once they are released. Issues such as troubleshooting the applications deployed in production environments, maintaining multiple versions of large code bases, and working with autogenerated code are insufficiently covered in public discussions and documents.

Watch Support, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Java Technology-Based Applications in Production Environments (52:42 min)

In this presentation, Alexandre Rafalovitch delivers an organized overview of the tools and techniques that help with resolving problems that arise in real production environments. The presentation places emphasis on free and open source tools capable of being useful out of the box, without extensive configuration. Common problems are discussed, along with methods of rapid analysis and root cause determination.

Alexandre Rafalovitch is a software developer with more than 15 years of experience spanning design and development, training and support. He has been working with Java since JDK 1.0a3. Alexandre's blog is at

What kinds of lessons learned have you found in your own production app maintenance experiences?

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  • Updated Information

    by Alexandre Rafalovitch,

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    Some tools have changed since the presentation had been recorded. I have written a quick update article on my blog and might do another - more detailed one - later.

  • Good stuff

    by Mikhail Vladimirov,

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    Highly paid contractors use many of those approaches, tools & tricks presented. Alex openly shared years of his experience with those techniques. Great presentation choice by infoq, keep up good work!

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