Java performance best practices evolving

Java performance specialist Brian Goetz discusses improvements to the Java virtual machine. As Java performance advances, developers should be aware how these changes affect Java best practices.

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Java performance best practices are changing as improvements are made to the Java virtual machine (JVM). Brian Goetz, Java performance specialist for Sun Microsystems and author of Java Concurrency in Practice, discusses recent Java performance gains in this interview with Jack Vaughan.

Geotz discusses impressive performance advancements in garbage collection and compiler performance, how Java is fulfilling the promise of managed code and how Java is catching up to -- even outrunning -- C.

For more information on this subject, please see Unlocking Java performance myths.

This was last published in May 2008

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