Optimizing Java (O'Reilly)
Optimizing Java (O'Reilly)
Monday, 11 June 2018

This book, subtitled Practical Techniques for Improving JVM Application Performance, is aimed at intermediate to advanced Java technologists working with complex technology stacks. Authors Ben Evans, Jim Gough, and Chris Newland show how to tune Java applications for performance using a quantitative, verifiable approach. Most resources on performance tend to discuss the theory and internals of Java virtual machines, but this book focuses on the practicalities of performance tuning by examining a wide range of aspects.

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There are no simple recipes, tips and tricks, or algorithms to learn.  The message is that performance tuning is a process of defining and determining desired outcomes; and it requires diligence.

Author: Ben Evans, Jim Gough, and Chris Newland
Publisher: O'Reilly
Date: May 2018
Pages: 440
ISBN: 978-1492025795
Print: 1492025798
Kindle: B07C848HQL
Audience: Java developers
Level: Intermediate
Category: Java 

 

 

  • Learn how Java principles and technology make the best use of modern hardware and operating systems
  • Explore several performance tests and common anti-patterns that can vex your team
  • Understand the pitfalls of measuring Java performance numbers and the drawbacks of microbenchmarking
  • Dive into JVM garbage collection logging, monitoring, tuning, and tools
  • Explore JIT compilation and Java language performance techniques
  • Learn performance aspects of the Java Collections API and get an overview of Java concurrency

 

For recommendations of Java books see Java Books For Beginners, Java Books For Going Further and Advanced Java - Books Outside the Core in our Programmer's Bookshelf section.

 

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