Performance: Tooling Up
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.
KeywordsVirtual Machine Garbage Collection Java Code Java Virtual Machine Object Instance
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- The Java Virtual Machine Specification is available from Sun at http://java.sun.com/docs/books/JVMspec/index.htmlGoogle Scholar
- A useful source of information on Java optimization can be found at http://www.cs.emu.edu/∼jch/java/Google Scholar
- The Win95 Performance pack JIT is available from Sun at http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.1/Google Scholar
- HyperProf, a useful Java profiling tool, can be freely downloaded from http://www.physics.orst.edu/∼bulatov/Google Scholar