JDK 6 Update 14 Includes Latest VisualVM 1.1.1

The just released JDK 6u14 includes the latest version of the VisualVM tool. According to the Release Notes there are many improvements and bugfixes in the tool since the JDK 6u13:

  • CPU usage and GC activity graph in the Monitor tab
  • Table view in the Threads tab
  • Command line options: --openpid, --openjmx, --openfile
  • Compare Memory Snapshots action in the context menu
  • Copy To Clipboard / Save To File buttons in the About dialog
  • Monitoring IBM JVM via JMX connection
  • Based on NetBeans Platform 6.5 and NetBeans Profiler 6.5
  • Faster computation of references, and improved readability of path to GC root in HeapWalker
  • Improved integration of the Visual GC tool
  • List of bugfixes

Note that there's a Java VisualVM Blogging Contest in progress, you can win USD $500 if you try the tool and blog about your experience with it.

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