Brian Goetz: Trust the JVM. It's smarter than you think.

I have just read the new excellent interview of Brian Goetz, Writing Better Code published on java.sun.com.

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!

Cheers,
-- daniel

Comments:

Check out also two JavaPolis talks with Brian Goetz @ parleys.com The new Java memory model @ http://www.bejug.org/confluenceBeJUG/x/Sxc And an interview from JavaPolis 2006 @ http://www.bejug.org/confluenceBeJUG/x/ehw

Posted by Stephan on March 02, 2007 at 01:12 PM CET #

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