Troubleshooting Slow or Hung Java Applications

Java & JVM
Location: Portland 255 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ***..
(3.85, 13 ratings)

This session demonstrates how to troubleshoot the common problems that lead to hung and slow Java applications by going through case studies derived from actual problems we have seen on our production systems. Each case study is accompanied by a live demo of the tool best suited for troubleshooting that particular problem. The presentation discusses the approach of our team to troubleshooting hung and slow Java applications and demonstrates the tools it uses to monitor and troubleshoot some common problems it has come across that lead to hung and slow Java applications. There will also be a general Q&A and open discussion at the end so attendees can share their favorite tools, tricks, and/or best practices.

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William Au

CBS Interactive

Bill Au, Principal Software Engineer, Platform Infrastructure, CBS Interactive

Bill is a Principal Software Engineer of the Platform Infrastructure group at CBS Interactive. He has worked at CBS Interactive for more than ten years. In additional to developing Java software, he is also responsible for supporting the JDK and application server platform across the entire company.

Prior to CBS Interactive, Bill spent fifteen years at AT&T Bell Labs as a Member of Technical Staff in a variety roles including UNIX system administrator, UNIX system programmer, database programmer, and senior software architect/engineer. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Columbia University and a MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Bill has been a speaker at JavaOne and ApacheCon.

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Magnus Runesson
07/23/2012 4:44pm PDT

Things every Java developer MUST know!

Meryll Larkin
07/19/2012 10:40am PDT

Wonderful tool list, great demos!


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