List/Grid Tag Archives: Performance

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Adding Turbochargers to JEE Apps

One of the key roles, I play is evangelizing Akka within my local community. As part of the discussions, the question/doubt usually in people’s mind is how can Akka provide better ...
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Scaling Scala vs Java

In my previous post I showed how it makes no sense to benchmark Scala against Java, and concluded by saying that when it comes to performance, the question you should be asking is ‘How ...
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Benchmarking Scala against Java

A question recently came up at work about benchmarks between Java and Scala. Maybe you came across my blog post because you too are wanting to know which is faster, Java or Scala. Well ...
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Performance Analysis of REST/HTTP Services with JMeter and Yourkit

My last post described how to accomplish stress- or load-testing of asynchronous REST/HTTP services with JMeter. However, running such tests often reveals that the system under test ...
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Opinion: Performance Testing

Performance tuning an application is time consuming, and expensive. Useful tests often need dedicated hardware to run on. It’s specialised and time consuming to prepare the ground ...
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NUMA architecture and Java

Time to deploy your application, looking forward to procure hardware that suits best to the load requirements. Boxes with 40 cores or 80 cores are pretty common these days. General ...
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Single Writer Principle

When trying to build a highly scalable system the single biggest limitation on scalability is having multiple writers contend for any item of data or resource. Sure, algorithms can ...
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Smart Batching

How often have we all heard that “batching” will increase latency? As someone with a passion for low-latency systems this surprises me. In my experience when batching is done ...
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Smart Batching

How often have we all heard that “batching” will increase latency? As someone with a passion for low-latency systems this surprises me. In my experience when batching is done ...
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Java Lock Implementations

We all use 3rd party libraries as a normal part of development. Generally, we have no control over their internals. The libraries provided with the JDK are a typical example. Many ...
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