Oracle JRockit
The Definitive Guide
By Marcus Hirt, Marcus Lagergren
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: June 2010
Pages: 588

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Oracle JRockit is one of the industry's highest performing Java Virtual Machines. Java developers are always on the lookout for better ways to analyze application behavior and gain performance. As we all know, this is not as easy as it looks. Welcome to JRockit: The Definitive Guide.

This book helps you gain in-depth knowledge of Java from the JVM's point of view. We will explain how to write code that works well with the JVM to gain performance and scalability. Starting with the inner workings of the JRockit JVM and finishing with a thorough walkthrough of the tools in the JRockit Mission Control suite, this book is for anyone who wants to know more about how the JVM executes your Java application and how to profile for better performance.


Filled with careful step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots, this tutorial shows you JRockit and how to get the most from it. All key concepts in the JRockit JVM, such as code generation, memory management and other internals are introduced. Performance aspects of Java are discussed in detail. A complete guide to use the tools in the JRockit Mission Control suite is also included, and much more.

Who this book is for

This book is for intermediate to advanced Java Developers, who want to monitor, diagnose, profile and enhance the performance of their Java applications. It is also for people who want to understand more about the internal workings of a modern Java Virtual Machine or adaptive runtime. Parts of the book are suitable as course material for education about runtimes.

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    I wanted a book on Java VM development and this is THE book.
    It is both in depth and concise. Enough academic but with detailed explanation using real world examples. Enough information on compiler development, optimization, memory management and tuning in application to Java bytecode.
    Will recommend to anyone interested in how modern Java VM works internally, how to tune it and how to create one.

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