Performance Of Visual JSF Designer Getting Better
By Roman Strobl on VI 02, 2007
As I travel around the globe and evangelize NetBeans I hear complaints from various people about bad performance of Visual Web Pack on very large projects (now it's being integrated into NB 6 as basic part of the web tools). Visual web pack comes from Java Studio Creator and there has already been lots of work done to make it faster (see the performance fix info). However this fix was not enough, and the good news is that there is a special team which is working on making Visual Web Pack fast - it's called the VWP Performance Tiger Team. You can visit their wiki page for more information.
They already have some very impressive results of their work:
Opening first page (blank) of a project with 128 pages (without fix): 2 min 5-10 secs (memory + 30-40 MB)
Opening first page (blank) of a project with 128 pages (with fix): 6-8 secs (memory +10-15 MB)
First drop of a JSF table component in a project with 128 pages (without fix): 70-80 secs
First drop of a JSF table component in a project with 128 pages (with fix): 4-5 secs
I would like to congratulate to the whole team: Winston, Sandip, Quy, Peter and Devanada for their work and the fact that they were able to improve the performance so greatly in only few weeks and guys - I'm looking for more and can't wait for the final release of NetBeans 6! Visual Web Pack is a very impressive tool but performance on bigger projects was it's number one issue, so I am very happy it's being addressed.