11 Simple Java Performance Tuning Tips

It’s one thing to write code that works. But what about clean, readable, concise code? That’s another thing entirely. To create an app that solves one problem? Not that hard. What about one that not only solves the problem, but it’s also easy and pleasurable to use? Now we’re talking. You could apply the same reasoning for many software properties, which would make for a long article. Instead, let’s focus on only one of those properties: performance.


Most Popular Java Web Frameworks in 2019

As Java has evolved over the years, multiple attempts have been made to simplify development for various use cases. From official standards like Java Enterprise Edition, to community-driven frameworks, Java is continuing to prove itself to be adaptable and viable. Our top list is based on usage from's Java ranking and several other sources including blog posts and GitHub download numbers.


Serverless Web Apps with AWS and Kotlin

This post takes a look at Kotlin, a relatively new programming language that runs on the JVM, and explores how it can be used to build serverless web apps on AWS using Lambda and API Gateway. In programming language terms Kotlin is a relative newcomer. It was first announced in 2011 by JetBrains, the makers of IntelliJ IDEA, and was designed as a modern successor to Java.

eg innovations

How to Troubleshoot Java CPU Usage Issues

If you have deployed a Java application in production, you’ve probably encountered a situation where the application suddenly starts to take up a large amount of CPU. When this happens, application response becomes sluggish and users begin to complain about slow response. Often the solution to this problem is to restart the application and, lo and behold, the problem goes away – only to reappear a few days later.


Java runtime monitoring with JVM metrics in Datadog APM

Whether you’re investigating memory leaks or debugging errors, Java Virtual Machine (JVM) runtime metrics provide detailed context for troubleshooting application performance issues. For example, if you see a spike in application latency, correlating request traces with Java runtime metrics can help you determine if the bottleneck is the JVM (e.g., inefficient garbage collection) or a code-level issue.

eg innovations

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Synchronization Issues in Java Applications

Java applications deployed in production must be multi-threaded for scalability. Threads can be used for performing different tasks or they could be executing the same task to service different user requests. Often, it is necessary to synchronize between different threads.


Introducing Java SpecialAgent: Start Tracing without Writing Any Code

We’re excited to announce Java SpecialAgent! It’s an extensible OSS Java agent for OpenTracing that enables end-to-end tracing without having to write any code. With only a single command-line entry for installation, SpecialAgent seamlessly connects to OpenTracing-compliant tracers  —  such as the Jaeger and LightStep tracers  —  allowing you to immediately start observing and propagating distributed traces.


JMX monitoring + Java custom metrics.

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to instrument Java code to expose application metrics using JMX monitoring. Following the code examples, you can monitor the availability, health and performance of your Java application. Java 1.5 introduced JMX – Java Management eXtensions – which is a standard way to instrument code in the JRE world.