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Author/s    : Charlie Hunt, Binu John
Publisher   : Prentice Hall
Category   : Advanced Java
Review by : Deepak Bala
Rating        : 9 horseshoes

If you have the need to fine tune your java application / VM then look on further. This book covers in great detail how to look for problem areas in a variety of environments. The perspective that the authors have taken is varied. They teach you to measure performance at different levels - OS / Application / VM etc and also teach you to benchmark code. You also get a quick look at high level JVM architecture.

The chapters on GC and benchmarking were interesting and added some insight into those areas. I also enjoyed the introduction of tools/plugins which I previously did not know existed. For example I never knew that java JIT compiler activity can be monitored through a tool. Most tools work across operating systems like Windows / Linux and Solaris.

The only downside that I found while reading this book is that there are plugs to Sun/Oracle products peppered throughout the book. For example references to Solaris / Glassfish / Oracle Solaris studio / Netbeans etc. But since this is part of the java series I guess that is to be expected. I would recommend this book to a colleague.


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I am java server developer, I would like to improve my skills. How we can get the copy of this book.
 
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Jitendra Chittoda wrote:I am java server developer, I would like to improve my skills. How we can get the copy of this book.



You'll have to buy it from a book store near you.
 
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Jaikiran Pai wrote:

Jitendra Chittoda wrote:I am java server developer, I would like to improve my skills. How we can get the copy of this book.



You'll have to buy it from a book store near you.



Should I understand that the books are only given to the member of ReviewTeam by the publisher ?
 
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Jitendra Chittoda wrote:

Should I understand that the books are only given to the member of ReviewTeam by the publisher ?



Yes. There are also book promotions where every member of this forums stands a chance of winning a free copy of a book which is being promoted. More details here http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/BookPromotions
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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