Better Performance - We Listened

As Java Studio Creator IDE users began building large web applications, we started hearing requests for better IDE performance. So the Creator team decided that the right thing to do was to give performance improvement a top priority and assigned a Performance Tiger team to produce results. As part of the effort, the Tiger team worked directly with customers to identify problems and to verify the performance improvements. The Quality Engineering team was an integral part of this effort, designing tests based on the customer applications, measuring results (see the above chart), and ensuring that that there were no regressions.

Most of the customer applications that were used for testing had over 50 pages. The Quality Engineers couldn't even open many of the applications in the IDE without first changing the default memory setting in the creator.conf file from -J-Xmx384m to -J-Xmx512m or more. One of the customer applications had over 175 pages.

I want to mention that the Performance Tiger team is not dumping and running. They want your feedback. If you are still having performance problems, please post your issues to the forum. Of course, if you are seeing significant improvements, they would probably like to hear about that too.

You can download today's hot fix release from the update center. To learn how to use the update center, go to the Updates web page.

I would like to say "well done" to the Performance Tiger Team, Quality Engineering, Release Engineering, and the customers who worked with us.

Note: for more improvement stats, see Sakthi's blog.

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