Robust Java benchmarking, Part 1, Issues

Understand the pitfalls of benchmarking Java code

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Brent Boyer

Date archived: April 18, 2019 | First published: June 24, 2008

Program performance is always a concern, even in this era of high-performance hardware. This article, the first in a two-part series, guides you around the many pitfalls associated with benchmarking Java™ code. Part 2 covers the statistics of benchmarking and offers a framework for performing Java benchmarking. Because almost all new languages are virtual machine-based, the general principles the article describes have broad significance for the programming community at large.

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