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WildFly Performance Tuning

Arnold Johansson, Anders Welén

Develop high-performing server applications using the widely successful WildFly platform
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783980567
Paperback330 pages

About This Book

  • Enable performance tuning with the use of free and quality software
  • Tune the leading open source application server WildFly and its related components
  • Filled with clear step-by-step instructions to get to know the ins-and-outs of the platform, its components, and surrounding infrastructure to get the most and best out of it in any situation

Who This Book Is For

Anyone with an interest in learning more and improving the performance of Java-based technology in general, all the way to WildFly in particular, will find this book useful.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Science of Performance Tuning
Performance tuning anti-patterns
Software development and quality assurance
Software development with performance focus
The iterative performance-tuning process
The environment of performance tests
The software life cycle
Tuning an enterprise stack
Chapter 2: Tools of the Tuning Trade
The key features of performance tuning
Profiling and sampling
OS tools
WildFly tools
Generating load
Apache JMeter
Chapter 3: Tuning the Java Virtual Machine
JVM memory areas
JVM memory management with the GC
Configuring the JVM
Large objects
Large memory pages
The java.lang.OutOfMemoryError error
Memory leaks
Types of GC strategies
Which collector to use
Setting VM parameters in WildFly
Having the relevant information available
VM parameters in production
Using tools
VM and GC stability
Chapter 4: Tuning WildFly
WildFly's history
WildFly's architecture
Various subsystem configurations
Chapter 5: EJB Tuning in WildFly
The history of EJBs
The different types of EJBs
Performance tuning EJBs in WildFly
Chapter 6: Tuning the Persistence Layer
Designing a good database
Tuning the Java Database Connectivity API
Tuning JPA and Hibernate
Chapter 7: Tuning the Web Container in WildFly
Enter Undertow
Using XNIO
Tuning Undertow
Tuning the servlet container and JSP compilation
Using Apache as a frontend
Chapter 8: Tuning Web Applications and Services
Web applications
Chapter 9: JMS and HornetQ
Introducing JMS
The message and its optimizations
Tuning the session
Tuning MessageProducer
Optimizing HornetQ
Chapter 10: WildFly Clustering
Load balancing
Failover, failback, and session state
High Availability
The real need of clustering
A single point of failure
WildFly clustering basics
Clustering in Java EE and WildFly

What You Will Learn

  • Tune and monitor an OS, a JVM, and WildFly with components and applications
  • Make various tuning tools work with WildFly
  • Configure and tune the JVM by analyzing its behavior
  • Understand numerous best practices and how-tos
  • Monitor and tune various JEE technologies within WildFly, such as EJBs, WebServices, and JSF-based applications
  • Know the ins-and-outs for getting the most out of the platform, its components, and surrounding infrastructure
  • Discover how to tune a clustered WildFly environment

In Detail

The hugely successful JBoss Application Server has been updated and is now called WildFly. This cutting edge technology provides a free JEE-certified platform for the software of today and tomorrow. Learning to tune such a platform for optimal performance is vital for a healthy business organization, efficient development, and the smooth running of operations.

This practical book explores how to tune one of the leading open source application servers in its latest reincarnation. In this book, you will learn what performance tuning is and how it can be performed on WildFly and the JVM using solely free and open source tools and utilities.

Learn about various free tools for performance monitoring and tuning, all focused on making them work with WildFly. The tuning journey ventures through the landscape of the major JEE technologies, EJB, Servlets, JPA, JSF, and JMS. Discover best practices for the internal high-performing web container Undertow, WebServices, and REST services so that you end your journey feeling confident in tuning WildFly for optimal performance.


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