Key Java pp 165-173 | Cite as

Performance: Tooling Up

  • John Edward Hunt
  • Alexander George McManus
Part of the Practitioner Series book series (PRACT.SER.)


The momentum behind Java has swept the world, first with Java applets embedded in Web pages, and more recently as a language for serious applications. It has a lot to offer — a well thought out language, a good class library, locale independence and platform independence to name but a few. If you have heard of Java being rejected as a serious application language, the chances are it was on the grounds of poor performance.


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Online References

  1. The Java Virtual Machine Specification is available from Sun at Scholar
  2. A useful source of information on Java optimization can be found at∼jch/java/Google Scholar
  3. The Win95 Performance pack JIT is available from Sun at Scholar
  4. HyperProf, a useful Java profiling tool, can be freely downloaded from∼bulatov/Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Edward Hunt
    • 1
  • Alexander George McManus
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WalesAberystwythUK

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