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Reducing memory usage with String.intern()

Every now and then you have a dying production application at hand. And you know you need to patch it as fast as possible. So have we, and thought it would be interesting to share one ...
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Garbage Collection in Java (2)

Parallel Scavenge Today we cover how Parallel GC works. Specifically this is the combination of running a Parallel Scavenge collector over Eden and the Parallel Mark and Sweep collector ...
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Screaming fast Lucene searches using C++ via JNI

At the end of the day, when Lucene executes a query, after the initial setup the true hot-spot is usually rather basic code that decodes sequential blocks of integer docIDs, term frequencies ...
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Garbage Collection in Java (1)

This is the first in a series of posts about Garbage Collection (GC). I hope to be able to cover a bit of theory and all the major collectors in the hotspot virtual machine over the ...
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Common Red Flags in Java Development

In several years of developing, reading, reviewing, and maintaining hundreds of thousands of lines of Java code, I have become accustomed to seeing certain “red flags” in ...
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Why does my Java process consume more memory than Xmx?

Some of you have been there. You have added -Xmx option to your startup scripts and sat back relaxed knowing that there is no way your Java process is going to eat up more memory than ...
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Java SE 7 Update 25 – Release-Notes explained.

Yesterday was CPU day. Oracle released the Java SE update 25 with the June Java Critical Patch Update. After the last major update in April this is the last one which does not fit into ...
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Documenting Compliance – About TCKs, Specifications and Testing

Working with software specifications is hard. No matter in which exact filed; you end up with the big question: Does everything ever specified is implemented and tested? Back in the ...
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Design Patterns: Strategy

This time I want to talk about Strategy design pattern. In this way I start articles about behavioral design patterns. These kind of patterns represent some schemas of interaction between ...
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Quicksorting – 3-way and Dual Pivot

It’s no news that Quicksort is considered one of the most important algorithms of the century and that it is the defacto system sort for many languages, including the Arrays.sort ...
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