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JBoss AS 5 Performance Tuning

By : Francesco Marchioni, Jason Savod
Book Image

JBoss AS 5 Performance Tuning

By: Francesco Marchioni, Jason Savod

Overview of this book

Today's organizations need to deliver faster services to a large set of people and businesses. In order to survive this challenge, enterprises need to optimize the performance of their application server along with its components and hardware. Writing faster applications is no longer just an option for your products; it's an imperative requirement, which you cannot ignore. JBoss AS 5 Performance Tuning will teach you how to deliver fast applications on the JBoss Application Server and Apache Tomcat, giving you a decisive competitive advantage over your competitors. You will learn how to optimize the hardware resources, meeting your application requirements with less expenditure.The performance of Java Enterprise applications is the sum of a set of components including the Java Virtual Machine configuration, the application server configuration (in our case, JBoss AS), the application code itself and ultimately the operating system. This book will show you how to apply the correct tuning methodology and use the tuning tools that will help you to monitor and address any performance issues. By looking more closely at the Java Virtual Machine, you will get a deeper understanding of what the available options are for your applications and how their performance will be affected. You will learn about thread pool tuning, EJB tuning, JMS tuning, Enterprise Java Beans, and the Java Messaging Service. The persistence layer and JBoss Clustering service each have a chapter dedicated to them as they are two of the most crucial elements to configure correctly in order to run a fast application. You will also learn how to tune your web server, enabling you to configure and develop web applications that get the most out of the embedded Tomcat web server.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
JBoss AS 5 Performance Tuning
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
A Tuned Mind
Index

About the Reviewers

Devon Hillard is a J2EE Architect with over 12 years of experience working on some of the largest e-commerce sites in the world including AT&T, Target, JCrew, and many more. Working with large-scale enterprise environments has led to a natural focus on performance and security.

Devon created http://10MinuteMail.com, a popular temporary e-mail service, which is one of the top 10,000 sites in the world (based on http://www.alexa.com/ ranking). Devon is also a founding partner at Spark::red, a premier hosting company for Fortune 500 clients using ATG e-commerce software, and often consults in the e-commerce, performance, and security arenas. He has also reviewed several technical book manuscripts on topics such as JBoss, GWT, and JBoss Seam.

Kushal Paudyal has been a professional Software Engineer for over five years on the Java/J2EE platform. He currently works as a Technical Lead for one of the biggest companies in USA that provides warranty management software. Apart from design, development, testing, and global delivery of the software, Kushal has extensive experience of leading a team of support analysts in supporting the enterprise applications deployed to top notch automotive industries in USA and optimizing the performance of production applications deployed to JBoss and WebSphere application servers.

Kushal's domain of expertise is warranty, fleet, and service lifecycle management. He holds a masters degree in Computer Science and a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering.

Apart from work, Kushal is a hobbyist photographer. He can be reached at .