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G1 Garbage Collector is mature in Java 9, finally

The G1 garbage collector is the default collector in Java 9. So it is time to reevaluate its performance which in 2013 I had...

System-specific Security for JIRA and Confluence

In this article we talk about specifics about JIRA and Confluence configuration and system management: aspects that have to be configured by administrators and...

Network and Server Security for JIRA and Confluence

JIRA and Confluence are important tools for managing projects and exchanging knowledge in many companies. Since they contain sensitive information, operating them as securely...

Increasing the Portability of a Linux Application

The existence of hundreds of different Linux distributions causes a challenge for software producers: How to provide a product for Linux as one single...

Test Management with JIRA

In this first blog post of our series on Atlassian tools and 3rd-party plugins for Atlassian tools, we’ll have a close look on how...

Introducing Big Data with Apache Hadoop

The revenue gained with Big Data solutions rose by 66% up to 73.5 billion euro world-wide and 59% up to 6.1 billion in Germany...

Controlling GC pauses with the GarbageFirst Collector

In the previous post I have shown that the GarbageFirst (G1) collector in Java 7 (and also 8ea) does a reasonable job but cannot...

Benchmarking G1 and other Java 7 Garbage Collectors

As mentioned in a first post of this series, Oracle's GarbageFirst (G1) collector has been a supported option in Java 7 for some time....

Daemonize your Java application with the “Fat Controller”

The Fat Controller is a parallel execution handler that repeatedly runs other programs, a bit like cron and Apache Daemon. It is simple to...

Tuning Garbage Collection for Mission-Critical Java Applications – Tuning Guidelines for Java Garbage Collection,...

I recently had the opportunity to test and tune the performance of several shop and portal applications built with Java and running on the Sun/Oracle JVM, among them some of the most visited in Germany. In many cases garbage collection is a key aspect of Java server performance. In the following article we take a [...]