Saturday, October 15, 2005


I decided to move my blog to! So this is kind of a fresh start, since my old posts are going to reside at my own webspace at

At the moment I'm still thinking about how to keep all the links to my old blog online, while using to reach this blog. If someone wants to check out my suggest plug-in at he still should be redirected to If someone wants to check out he should be redirected to Well I'll figure it out, in the mean time you can reach my old blog at

I moved to to escape hosting my own blog software. I hate updating and patching my blog, since it's a tedious job! I hope will save me the trouble.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Java performance

The Java™ language is the target of a lot of abuse for performance. And while some of it may well be deserved, a tour of message board and newsgroup postings on the subject shows that there is a great deal of misunderstanding about how a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) actually works. In this month's Java theory and practice, Brian Goetz pokes some holes in the oft-repeated performance myth of slow allocation in JVMs.

rating comment: Very interesting article, giving some insight on how a JVM handles garbage collection and memory allocation. It has been some time since I looked into data structures like heap and stack so this article was a good practise to revise that knowledge.

Saturday, October 8, 2005

Approaches to Performance Testing

Performance testing is a tricky business, and as Matt Maccaux explains, very much dependent on the type of results you want to achieve. Learn more about benchmarking, capacity planning, soak tests, and peak-rest tests.