- Paperback: 426 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (May 1 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449358454
- ISBN-13: 978-1449358457
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.4 x 23 cm
- Shipping Weight: 721 g
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #182,191 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Java Performance: The Definitive Guide: Getting the Most Out of Your Code Paperback – May 1 2014
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About the Author
Scott Oaks is an architect at Oracle Corporation, where he works on the performance of Oracle’s middleware software. Prior to joining Oracle, he worked for years at Sun Microsystems, specializing in many disparate technologies from the SunOS kernel to network programming and RPCs to windows systems and the OPEN LOOK Virtual Window Manager. In 1996, Scott became a Java evangelist for Sun and in 2001 joined their Java Performance group--which has been his primary focus ever since. Scott also authored O’Reilly’s Java Security, Java Threads, JXTA in a Nutshell, and Jini in a Nutshell titles.
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For those looking for Java specifics the later chapters contain the most useful information. Of primary interest was the discussion of the inner working of the GC, the JIT and the heap. The hints and special cases were useful guidelines and provided information on areas to start looking for optimization but were of less overall utility than the JVM discussions.
Style of book is light, examples are clear, I think every java developer should read this book for sure
Some readers here may dissect his examples further, but I think the author has already cautioned us at the beginning about the gain from tuning JVM parameters. Defaults JVM parameters will be good in the vast majority of cases. Overall, I would like to give a 3.5, but since I can't do that. I think 3 is a fair score.
However I found the JEE part was lacking in detail in comparison to the other parts.