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iPhone Applications Tune-Up by Loyal Moses

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Chapter 5. Performance Measurement and Benchmarking

In this chapter, we will take a look at the following two tools that can have a significant impact on development efficiency and application stability:

  • Static analyzer
  • Instruments

How many times have we found ourselves logging out timestamps to determine the amount of time a particular process or thread is taking to complete? More than likely if you are like me, the answer to that question is 'a lot'. As inefficient as we all know this practice is, we continue to use it because it is simple to employ in a variety of situations. Regardless, its metrics are limited, but easy to understand and perhaps this combination of positive and negative factors is one of the primary reasons it is still commonly ...

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