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Performance tools

[1] MicroBenchmark running on Pentium Pro (200Mh), Netscape 3.0, JDK 1.1.4 (see reference [5] below).

[2] Sun’s Java document page on the JDK Java interpreter

[3] Vladimir Bulatov’s HyperProf

Web sites


[6] Make Java fast: Optimize! How to get the greatest performance out of your code through low-level optimizations in Java by Doug Bell, complete with an extensive annotated measurement Benchmark applet.

[7] Java Optimization Resources

[8] Optimizing Java for Speed

[9] An Empirical Study of FORTRAN Programs by Donald Knuth, 1971, Software – Practice and Experience, Volume 1 p. 105-33.

Java specific books

General books

[12] Data Structures and C Programs by Christopher J. Van Wyk, Addison-Wesley, 1988.

[13] Writing Efficient Programs by Jon Bentley, Prentice Hall, 1982, especially p. 110 and p. 145-151.

[14] More Programming Pearls by Jon Bentley. Association for Computing Machinery, February 1988.

[15] Programming Pearls by Jon Bentley, Addison-Wesley 1989. Part II addresses generic performance enhancements.

[16] Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction by Steve McConnell, Microsoft Press 1993, Chapter 9.

[17] Object-Oriented System Development by Champeaux, Lea, and Faure, Chapter 25.

[18] The Art of Programming by Donald Knuth, Volume 1 Fundamental Algorithms 3rd Edition, 1997; Volume 2, Seminumerical Algorithms 3 rd Edition; Volume 3 Sorting and Searching 2 nd Edition, Addison-Wesley. The definitive encyclopedia of algorithms.


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