Java Platform Performance

Java Platform Performance

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Drawing on the authors knowledge of the Java programming language and their extensive experience working on performance issues, the book reveals common mistakes and misconceptions concerning the performance characteristics of Java technologies. It offers overall development strategies and concrete, battle-tested techniques to dramatically improve the performance of applications constructed with the Java programming language. Java Platform Performance highlights the importance of integrating performance evaluation into the application development process and discusses measurement techniques. The book then presents practical tactics for enhancing application performance in the areas of I/O, RAM footprint, small object management, algorithms, data structures, Swing, and deployment. Specific topics covered include: *Incorporating performance evaluation into the development process *Profiling and benchmarking *Building scalable, fast Swing GUIs *Using high-speed I/O *Computing and controlling the RAM footprint *Reducing the number of classes *Eliminating temporary objects *Selecting high-performance algorithms and data structures *Using Java native code and applet packaging efficientlyAn object is softly reachable if it is not strongly reachable but can be reached by traversing a soft reference. a€c An object is weakly reachable if it is neither strongly nor softly reachable but can be reached by traversing a weak reference.

Title:Java Platform Performance
Author:Steve Wilson, Jeff Kesselman
Publisher:Addison-Wesley Professional - 2000


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