Introduction

How well does your Java web site perform? Does it have enough capacity to handle today's user demands on its busiest days? Can it support additional users in the future? Will you lose potential customers because your web application is too slow? Regrettably, many companies release web sites to their users without knowing the answer to these questions. Performance is a serious issue. If your web site becomes unresponsive, you may lose potential sales or customer loyalty. In fact, government regulations sometimes require some financial web sites to remain responsive regardless of the level of customer demand.

Obviously, the customer's experience with a web site affects the company the web site represents. We work with many people every ...

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