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Nikhil Sun
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I had tagged a website www.precisejava.com that gave useful tips on how to optimize java/j2ee code.Now since a couple of days I find that the site is not accessible.Perhaps it has been taken down permanently.Are fellow ranchers aware of this website and does someone know of some other site that provides similar information.Thanks.
 
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Hi,

I think you should've posted in another forum, after all this isn't
a question concerning java. I think meaningless drivel might have been
a better place

Anyways, I've never heard of the site and I can't access it either. With
respect to other sites I use:
www.JavaWorld.com
www.TheServerSide.com
www.JavaPerformanceTuning.com

depending on my needs.

/Svend Rost
 
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I'm pretty sure you heard about "precisejava" from a poster at JavaRanch because they were spamming our forums about it. I went and looked at the site when it was live and it was awful -- I'd advise you to forget any of the "useful tips" you might have learned there.
 
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http://web.archive.org has a copy of it, for those who can't resist.
 
Nikhil Sun
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Thanks for the replies.
Ilja do you also subscribe to the view that the site isn't that helpful?Because I thought it gave some useful information...
 
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I subscribe to the view that it isn't helpful: and I really, really hate it when people spam us, or try to defraud our members.
 
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Thanks for the link, Ilja.

I went and looked at the last archived version of the page on optimizing the use of Collections. It is truly dreadful. For example, it concludes that, and I'm quoting, "Adding objects at middle [of a LinkedList is ] worse( worse than every operation)". If you know anything at all about LinkedLists, you'll know that inserting into the middle of one is a fast operation, and in fact, it's really the whole reason LinkedLists are used. "precisejava" reports it as slow due to a horribly written benchmark that betrays a profound ignorance of the issues involved. What they're actually timing (although they don't realize it) is iteration over a LinkedList using get(), which is, indeed, slow. It's scary to think that their whole collections document was written based not at all on a theoretical understanding, but on observations of wrongheaded benchmark programs.

I'm just sayin'.
 
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I only skimmed over their section on "design patterns", and what I saw didn't thrill me. It seemed to mostly ignore the important GoF patterns, used outdated terminology ("Value Object" instead of "Data Transfer Object") and seemed to mostly repeat what is written better at other places on the web.

So, no, I don't think I will miss it.
 
Nikhil Sun
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Just for the information...the website is back with a vengeance(it is now up and running again).
 
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