Under the hood with VisualVM
By dannycoward on Jan 14, 2009
In all the JavaFX excitement towards the end of last year, you may have missed some news about VisualVM, the new all-in-one monitoring, management and profiling tool that has been bundled with the JDK since Update 7 last summer.
First, there was a new release: version 1.1 with some new features, like CPU usage of and garbage collection activity in your application, and will hook up to the IBM JVM (using JMX). And VisualVM, as well as supported for NetBeans 6.5, can now be integrated into Eclipse, just as you already could with IntelliJ.
Second, Teracotta announced that it was integrating it into the management console tool of its clustering technology, because of its 'breakthrough visualization capabilities'.
If you haven't seen it in action, check out today's new screencast, which shows VisualVM looking at the gizzards of the Java Petstore running on Glassfish.