Chapter 2. Java Application Server Performance

In Chapter 1, we discussed how code optimization requires an investment in understanding the code itself. If you're wondering if this investment is worth the potential dividends, keep this in mind: The Java web application, more than any other single factor, determines web site performance. (Tuning the site hardware or the application server rarely compensates for an underperforming application.) Frequently we find web site teams trying to tune their way around a poorly written or poorly designed web application. If these flaws prove severe, the web site cannot perform or scale until the underlying software receives the attention it needs from the development team.

The next three chapters cover the ...

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