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Clojure High Performance Programming by Shantanu Kumar

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Performance vocabulary

There are several technical terms that are heavily used in performance engineering. It is important to understand them as they form the cornerstone of performance related discussions. Collectively, these terms form a performance vocabulary. Performance is usually measured in terms of several parameters where every parameter has roles to play; such parameters are part of the vocabulary.

Latency

Latency is the time taken by an individual unit of work to complete a task. It does not imply successful completion of a task. Latency is not collective; it is linked to a particular task. If two similar jobs, j1 and j2, took 3ms and 5ms respectively, their latencies would be treated as such. If j1 and j2 were dissimilar tasks, it would ...

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