Wednesday Jan 02, 2008

NEW BOOK: Solaris Application Programming

Solaris Application Programming, by Sun engineer Darryl Gove, has just been published by Sun Press/Prentice Hall.

Here's the back-of-the-jacket blurb:

Solaris™ Application Programming is a comprehensive guide to optimizing the performance of applications running in your Solaris environment. From the fundamentals of system performance to using analysis and optimization tools to their fullest, this wide-ranging resource shows developers and software architects how to get the most from Solaris systems and applications.


Whether you’re new to performance analysis and optimization or an experienced developer searching for the most efficient ways to solve performance issues, this practical guide gives you the background information, tips, and techniques for developing, optimizing, and debugging applications on Solaris.


The text begins with a detailed overview of the components that affect system performance. This is followed by explanations of the many developer tools included with Solaris OS and the Sun Studio compiler, and then it takes you beyond the basics with practical, real-world examples. In addition, you will learn how to use the rich set of developer tools to identify performance problems, accurately interpret output from the tools, and choose the smartest, most efficient approach to correcting specific problems and achieving maximum system performance.


Coverage includes

  • A discussion of the chip multithreading (CMT) processors from Sun and how they change the way that developers need to think about performance
  • A detailed introduction to the performance analysis and optimization tools included with the Solaris OS and Sun Studio compiler
  • Practical examples for using the developer tools to their fullest, including informational tools, compilers, floating point optimizations, libraries and linking, performance profilers, and debuggers
  • Guidelines for interpreting tool analysis output
  • Optimization, including hardware performance counter metrics and source code optimizations
  • Techniques for improving application performance using multiple processes, or multiple threads
  • An overview of hardware and software components that affect system performance, including coverage of SPARC and x64 processors

     

    You can get it at Powells Books online (my favorite online bookstore).


     

Thursday Dec 20, 2007

Live Streaming Video

Here we are playing with live streaming video at the December meeting of the Silicon Valley Open Solaris User Group: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/svosug/

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Tune in next month for more exciting content!:)

Friday Dec 14, 2007

NetBeans IDE 6.0 now available with features that will be in the next Sun Studio IDE

NetBeans IDE 6.0 is now available for download at http://download.netbeans.org/netbeans/6.0/final/. Select the C/C++ bundle, which includes the base IDE and C/C++ support. Installation on Solaris, Linux, Windows, or Mac OS X is quick and simple.

You can create projects now using NetBeans IDE 6.0, and work with these projects in the next release of the Sun Studio IDE.

New features added to the C/C++ support in this release of NetBeans IDE 6.0 will be available in the Sun Studio IDE in SXDE 1/08 and Sun Studio Express 1/08, which will be released in January/February. These features include:

- Improvements in the Classes window, which lets you see all the classes in your project and their members and fields.

- New Include hierarchy, which lets you inspect the hierarchy of source and header files in your project

- New Type hierarchy, which lets you inspect all types and subtypes of a class

- Code completion for #include directives 

 

 

 

 


Thursday Jun 14, 2007

Sun Studio 12 IDE Quick Start Tutorial

Sun Studio IDE screenshot

There's now a quick-start tutorial guide for using the new Sun Studio 12 IDE. It's here.



Friday Jun 08, 2007

Under Construction

... not ready yet, but stay tuned.
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