By Radko Najman on May 24, 2009
Java ME SDK 3.0 supports offline profiling. Data is collected during the emulation session. After you close the emulator a profiler data snapshot is written to a .prof file which you can load and view in the SDK.
Since last Friday it is possible to load and view Java ME SDK profiler file also in VisualVM 1.1. VisualVM is a tool to monitor and troubleshoot Java applications. For more information about VisualVM visit its homepage.
How to view Java ME SDK profiler file in VisualVM? It's easy. Everything you have to do is to install Java ME Profiler Snapshot Viewer module from VisualVM update center.
- Start VisualVM.
- Open Plugins manager from Tools->Plugins menu.
- In Available Plugins tab select Java ME Profiler Snapshot Viewer and click Install button.
When the module is installed, new action Import Java ME SDK Snapshot... is added to the application File menu.
Java ME SDK profiler file can be opened and shown in VisualVM by this action. Default location of Java ME SDK profiler file is <user_home>/javame-sdk/3.0/work/<device_number>/data.prof.