Tools are very important to humans
(programmers and other homo faber),
and Binu writes about the
Performance Analysis Tools he uses.
Binu uses several tools from the
JDK's Management and
He also writes about the
but his main tool is the
Sun Studio Collector and Analyzer,
which can provide function, caller-callee, source, and disassembly data, as well as a TimeLine of the profiling events.
All these tools are free.