Java Performance: The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly)
Monday, 26 May 2014

Coding and testing are often considered separate areas of expertise. In this comprehensive guide, Java expert Scott Oaks takes the approach that anyone who works with Java should be equally adept at understanding how code behaves in the JVM, as well as the tunings likely to help its performance.

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Author: Scott Oaks
Publisher: O'Reilly
Date: May 1, 2014
Pages: 426
ISBN: 978-1449358457

 

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