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  • Get to grips with the fundamental building blocks of a JVM: the code generator, the garbage collector, and the implementation of threads and synchronization. Learn the design philosophy behind the JRockit JVM in these areas.
  • Become a better Java programmer through enhanced understanding of the Java runtime.
  • Learn how program execution works in an adaptive environment.
  • Create relevant benchmarks and accurately measure the performance of your Java application.
  • Learn the most important command-line flags that control JRockit subsystems and their use for performance tuning.
  • Get to know what JRockit Mission Control is, how to set it up, and how to trouble-shoot it.
  • Use the JRockit Management Console to monitor and manage a running JRockit instance.
  • Profile your JRockit JVM and Java application with near zero overhead using the JRockit Runtime Analyzer and the JRockit Flight Recorder.
  • Detect and resolve Java memory leaks using the JRockit Memory Leak Detector tool.
  • Learn how JRockit Virtual Edition works and why it outperforms other Java solutions in traditional virtualized environments.

Oracle JRockit is one of the industry’s highest performing Java Virtual Machines. Java developers are always on the lookout for better ways to analyze application behavior and gain performance. As we all know, this is not as easy as it looks. Welcome to JRockit: The Definitive Guide.

This book helps you gain in-depth knowledge of Java from the JVM’s point of view. We will explain how to write code that works well with the JVM to gain performance and scalability. Starting with the inner workings of the JRockit JVM and finishing with a thorough walkthrough of the tools in the JRockit Mission Control suite, this book is for anyone who wants to know more about how the JVM executes your Java application and how to profile for better performance.

  • Learn about the fundamental building blocks of a JVM, such as code generation and memory management, and utilize this knowledge to develop code you can count on
  • Realize the full potential of Java applications by learning how to apply advanced tuning and analysis
  • Work with the JRockit Mission Control 3.1/4.0 tools suite to debug or profile your Java applications
  • Learn the simplicity and performance benefits of virtualizing Java through JRockit Virtual Edition
  • Written by Marcus Hirt and Marcus Lagergren, founder members of Appeal Virtual Machines, the company that created the Java Virtual Machine: JRockit
Page Count 588
Course Length 17 hours 38 minutes
ISBN 9781847198068
Date Of Publication 31 May 2010


Marcus Hirt

Marcus Hirt is one of the founders of Appeal Virtual Machines, the company that created the Java Virtual Machine JRockit. He is currently working as Team Lead, Engineering Manager and Architect for the JRockit Mission Control team. In his spare time he enjoys coding on one of his many pet projects, composing music and scuba diving. Marcus has been an appreciated speaker on Oracle Open World, eWorld, BEAWorld, EclipseCon, Nordev and Expert Zone Developer Summit, and has contributed JRockit related articles and webinars to the JRockit community. Marcus Hirt got his M.Sc. education in computer science from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Marcus Lagergren

Marcus Lagergren holds a M.Sc. in computer science from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He has a background in computer security but has worked with runtimes since 1999. Marcus Lagergren was one of the founding members of Appeal Virtual Machines, the company that developed JRockit. Marcus has been team lead and architect for the JRockit code generators and has been involved in pretty much every other aspect of the JRockit JVM internals. Since 2007 Marcus works for Oracle on fast Virtualization technology. Marcus lives in Stockholm with his wife and two daughters. He likes power tools, heavy metal and scuba diving.