Simulating & troubleshooting deadlock in Kotlin

All multi-threaded applications are prone to deadlock. Modern Kotlin platform is no exception to it. In this post let’s discuss how to simulate a deadlock in Kotlin and how you can troubleshoot it. What is Deadlock? First let's try to understand what 'Deadlock' means. Several technical definitions aren’t clear. ‘Deadlock’ is one among them ;-).... Continue Reading →

Java String intern: Performance impact

java.lang.String#intern() is an interesting function in Java. When used at the right place, it has potential to reduce overall memory consumption of your application by eliminating duplicate strings in your application. To learn how intern() function works, you may refer to this blog. In this post let's discuss the performance impact of using java.lang.String#intern() function... Continue Reading →

In which region intern strings are stored?

intern() is an interesting function in java.lang.String object. intern() function eliminates duplicate string objects from the application and has potential to reduce overall memory consumption of your application. To understand how string intern() function works you may refer to this interesting blog. Intern strings are stored in a string pool in the JVM memory. JVM... Continue Reading →

Java String intern(): Interesting Q & A

intern() is an interesting function in java.lang.String object. intern() function eliminates duplicate string objects from the application and has potential to reduce overall memory consumption of your application. In this post, let's learn more about this intern() function. 1. How does the String intern() function work?  In Java heap memory, a pool of string objects... Continue Reading →

Inspect the contents of the Java Metaspace region

JVM Memory has following regions: a. Young Generation b. Old Generation c. Metaspace d. Others region Fig: JVM memory regions To see what objects are stored in what region, you may refer to this video clip. Sometimes your application might run into 'java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Metaspace' as discussed in this post. In such circumstances you might want... Continue Reading →

“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 →

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