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Troubleshooting Java Performance: Detecting Anti-Patterns with Open Source Tools by Erik Ostermueller

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© Erik Ostermueller 2017
Erik OstermuellerTroubleshooting Java Performancehttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-2979-8_11

11. Threads, the “t” in P.A.t.h.

Erik Ostermueller
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Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
 
Knowing how much load to apply in a load test has long been a question without a well-defined answer. The Scalability Yardstick (Chapter 6) finally answers that question with an easy-to-follow test formula, which also provides an uncommonly convenient way to assess scalability. The test itself is just a small, evolutionary improvement to the very commonly used incremental load test.
So, the Scalability Yardstick claims to make small improvements on existing techniques. That’s nice. This chapter intends to go way beyond that, with the claim that radically ...

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