Java Performance (The Java Series)
By alexismp on Oct 13, 2011
Performance talks and books are always very popular and this new "Java Performance" book should be not exception.
Authors Charlie Hunt and Binu John wrote this book standing on the shoulders of the makers of this earlier book and managed to produce a definitive guide to performance.
This 700-page book covers performance goals, JVM monitoring & tuning, hotspot detailed architecture and behavior, but also a large portion on Java EE and application server performance and tuning. In fact four chapters are dedicated to multitiered applications, web applications, web services, as well as JPA and EJB performance.
If you are using GlassFish and trying to make the most out of your application, you'll find the various book examples using GlassFish to come in very handy.