“Learn yCrash” series

The industry has seen cutting-edge Application Performance Monitoring tools and infrastructure monitoring tools. These monitoring tools are great at answering the question: 'What is the problem?'' but not, Why does the problem happen? yCrash attempts to answer this question. It captures 360-degree artifacts from your technology stack such as Garbage collection logs, thread dumps, heap dumps,... Continue Reading →

Benefits of setting initial and maximum memory size to the same value

When we launch applications, we specify the initial memory size and maximum memory size. For the applications that run on JVM (Java Virtual Machine), initial and maximum memory size is specified through ‘-Xms’ and ‘-Xmx’ arguments. If Java applications are running on containers, it's specified through ‘-XX: InitialRAMPercentage’ and ‘-XX: MaxRAMPercentage’ arguments. Most enterprises set... Continue Reading →

Memory leak due to improper exception handling

In this post let's discuss an interesting memory problem we confronted in the production environment and how we went about solving it. This application would take traffic for a few hours after that it would become unresponsive. It wasn't clear what was causing the unresponsiveness in the application. Technology stack This application was running on... Continue Reading →

Java UUID generation – Performance impact

Java developers tend to use 'java.util.UUID#randomUUID()' API, to generate a UUID (Universally Unique Identifier) number (i.e., 'b8bbcbed-ca07-490c-8711-5118ee0af2f9'). Under certain circumstances, using this API can affect your application’s availability. Let’s discuss this API in this post with a real-world example. How does  'java.util.UUID#randomUUID()' API works? java.util.UUID#randomUUID() API internally uses 'entropy' in the operating system to generate... Continue Reading →

Let’s crash the applications! – Confoo 2022

ConFoo Montreal is a multi-technology conference for developers. This year , they have conducted the program to exchange knowledge and ideas from speakers all over the world. Our Architect Ram Lakshmanan was invited to give a talk on the topic: "Let's crash the applications!" In this session, following topics have been discussed: code snippets that... Continue Reading →

How to do GC Log analysis?

Analyzing garbage collection log provides several advantages like: Reduces GC pause time, reduces cloud computing cost, predicts outages, provides effective metrics for capacity planning. To learn about the profound advantages of GC log analysis, please refer to this post. In this post let's learn how to analyze GC logs? Basically, there are 3 essential steps... Continue Reading →

Spring Boot pet clinic app – performance study

Spring pet clinic application is a sample application developed by the Spring Framework developers to demonstrate the capabilities of Spring Boot, Spring MVC and Spring Data Framework. We set out to conduct a performance test on this application and see whether we can identify any performance bottlenecks. Environment Setup We cloned the Spring pet clinic... Continue Reading →

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