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Mastering NetBeans by David Salter

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Profiling applications

Learning how to debug applications is an essential technique in software development. Another essential technique that is often overlooked is profiling applications.

Profiling applications involves measuring various metrics such as the amount of heap memory used or the number of loaded classes or running threads. By profiling applications, we can gain an understanding of what our applications are actually doing and as such we can optimize them and make them function better. NetBeans provides first class profiling tools that are easy to use and provide results that are easy to interpret. The NetBeans profiler allows us to profile three specific areas:

  • Application monitoring
  • Performance monitoring
  • Memory monitoring

Each of these ...

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