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WildFly Performance Tuning by Anders Welén, Arnold Johansson

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Chapter 1. The Science of Performance Tuning

There are many definitions of science. However, the most common definition is the systematic gathering and organization of knowledge. This refers to knowledge that, apart from its original purpose, can be used for further explorations of even more, and possibly further detailed, knowledge. Gaining new knowledge often involves validating theorems or ideas through experiments and tests. When a test has been validated or falsified, some things can be changed, or tuned, and the test can be performed again in order to gather more knowledge about what is going on in certain environments or situations.

As we will see, this approach of searching for knowledge in science is directly transferable to the improvement ...

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