Brian Goetz: Trust the JVM. It's smarter than you think.
By daniel on Mar 02, 2007
In this interview Brian goes against a few myths about code optimization, and provides some insightful advices for writing faster code. One of its more striking moto is:
Trust the JVM. It's smarter than you think.
Among other things, Brian explains why we must try to "unlearn" the optimization habits we might have acquired from our experience as "C" programmers.
Another quite nice assertion was in his comparisons of the enhancements in J2SE 5.0 and Java SE 6:
[...] Another huge and immediate benefit of Java SE 6 are the monitoring and management improvements that give developers more insight into what's going on in their application. You can dynamically load a monitoring agent into a running application and analyze your application without having to restart it. All these features make the lives of deployers and system administrators easier. [...]
This article makes really a good read and I recommend it without hesitation!