A couple of weeks ago I found myself in a position which is well known to any professional Java developer: In the example below, the intercepted method gets a java. In the above example, repeated invocations were handled by different threads in a thread pool. In the below example this is the parent class of the actually selected objects. It also gives you a feeling for the execution speed of various application components as well as a bird’s eye view of the call flow. JProfiler is not the prettiest tool you can find.

For every object set you can choose between six different views: Java Performance Tuning, 2nd ed. Unified Communication — Be Unified be Connected I don’t believe profiling is an art which should be left to dedicated performance teams my former employer took that approach , mostly because it is the combination of knowing the code and mastering the profiling technique which yields the best results. The built-in probes are configurable in the session settings: The returned values of the inspection will be used as keys for the groups. The graph in the heap walker is now a separate view which is independent of the current object set.

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JProfiler is not the prettiest tool you can find. When you select any particular group, the corresponding object set is shown immediately in the views below. The longest-running tasks can be studied in isolation, and you can jump directly to the call stack in the thread jprogiler posted the event.

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Unified Communication — Be Unified be Connected. In the allocations monitor second screen shot on the rightwe can show the garbage collected objects by clicking on the trash can in the tool bar.

InvocationEvent dispatch and AWT jorofiler tracking. The script editor gives you code completion for the nearest public class.


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A terminal window appears, capturing the stdout and stderr output of the profiled application Jclasslib in this example and the Jclasslib class file browser appears.

From the Caxe profile, we can see that all invocations to javax. JProfiler’s heap walker is quite different from the heap analysis views of competing products in that it operates on arbitrary object sets – and not on objects of a single class only. This type of session can be used to profile virtually any Java application server. The following inspections are supported: Stuvy you were interested, you could always turn off the corresponding filter set.

Its’ integration with Eclipse leaves much to be desired. With JProfiler you can first select one or more allocation spots or all hash maps that are retained by a particular object, and then you can run the inspection: This is the document that’s used to display the method bytecode in the class file browser. In the telemetries viewyou can see the various telemetries that are published by the probe.

Inspection can take some time to calculate, so the results are cached and you can quickly go back and forth between several calculated inspections.

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From the reference views, you can add objects to the graph, these objects are shown as blue nodes. Most of them were buggy, some eventually worked but did not produce enough information or produced too much information, which is just as bad. In an ideal situation, every developer should have a profiler in his or her arsenal, ready to be launched at any given time.

For example, if an executor pool thread is handling tasks from different call sites, they are all shown separately. You can read my related post of the subject from one year ago: Remote sessions which allow you to attach to any externally started Java application, even on a different computer.


What I like most about this window is the two lower bars that give you an estimate on how intensive this profiling session is going to be in terms of memory and CPU usage.

When saving a buck actually costs you more. What’s New in JProfiler 7.

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As a result, the two screenshots on the right show who is referencing these arrays. Now we have configured our session with all the necessary information, we jprofilerr the session and start it. Once you select an option you’ll see some explanation in the dialog itself, so there’s no need to start looking for documentation.

JProfiler: Your Java Code Could be Running Faster in Under Two Hours

I just launch JProfiler using my existing launch configuration and a couple of minutes jprofi,er I have the results. So, in order to keep the formatting, one would have to develop a new component to render the bytecode document by looking at the data model and generating the displayed text on the fly. Remote Profiling is analysis of Java applications which are running on remote machines where the JProfiler software is not installed.

The colors on the time line bars correspond to the different states that the control object can be in.

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