Wednesday, March 05, 2008

SD West 2008

Today I visited the SD West conference, only ten minutes from work.
The talk I liked the most was of Paul Tyma and
Jeremy Manson, named Java Performance Myths. I really like killing holly cows like that. Though there weren't any huge surprises, the main takes I got out of it are that:

  1. NIO is in most cases slower then the old fashion IO.
  2. Threads context switching in modern JVMs is very cheep.
  3. Garbage collection make a ton of difference also on the client side, so its good to tune you're Eclipse and check its performance with few GCs.
Next week is EclipseCon :-)

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