World-class Java performance experts present detailed information on common top-down (application-centric) tuning and bottom-up (hardware/OS centric) approaches, with solid coverage of Windows, Linux, and Solaris. They show how to improve performance by applying state-of-the-art software engineering practices, and how to avoid common mistakes that can lead to writing poorly performing software. Throughout, there are dozens of Java performance tips and tricks available nowhere else.
Charles J. Hunt, Java performance engineer at Oracle, works to improve the performance of Java SE (Standard Edition), Java EE, the Java HotSpot VM, and the Java SE class libraries. He speaks regularly on Java performance at events including JavaOne, QCon, Velocity, and Dreamforce; and actively participates in open source communities including Project Grizzly (as a co-project owner and contributor). Hunt co-authored Java Performance and NetBeans IDE Field Guide. He wrote his first Java application in 1998, joined Sun Microsystems in 1999 as Senior Java Architect, and has focused on Java performance ever since. As Architect of Performance Engineering at Salesforce.com, he was responsible for improving the performance of Salesforce.com's infrastructure, mobile, and UI. Poonam Bajaj (Bengaluru Area, India) is Principal Member of Technical Staff at Oracle. She was previously Staff Engineer at Sun Microsystems, and Software Engineer at Satyam Computer Services Ltd. Bengt Rutisson, Member of the HotSpot Group, has worked on HotSpot garbage collection for five years, and contributed 100+ changes to OpenJDK, including significant performance improvements. As Development Manager at Oracle, he specialized in JRockit garbage collection and memory management. Monica Beckwith (Austin, TX Area), Java Performance Architect at Servergy, helps to build hyper-efficient servers that reduce energy, cooling, space, weight, water and carbon footprint by 80% or more. She led Oracle's Garbage First Garbage Collector performance team, and was named a JavaOne 2013 Rock Star. John Cuthbertson (San Francisco Bay Area, CA) is Senior Software Engineer at Azul Systems. He has served as software engineer or staff engineer at Oracle (specializing in the Hotspot Java VM); at HP, Intel, and at Edinburgh Portable Compilers. He was named a JavaOne 2013 Rock Star.