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Jack Shirazi is an independent consultant. He was an early adopter of Java, and for the last few years has consulted mainly for the financial sector, focusing on Java performance. Before using Java, Jack spent many years tuning Smalltalk applications. Jack's early career involved research in theoretical physics and bioinformatics. Jack has publications in the field of protein structure and is proud to have contributed to some of the core Perl5 modules.
Lots new features of JDK should be included.
Too much author's personal idea which are really debatable. Read more
Pretty good book on covering a majority of the performance issues for Java and how to code for performance.Published on November 9, 2008 by Brian Hughes
The book covers a wide range of topics with some decent, but out-dated examples. As a collective whole, this writing will get you thinking. Read morePublished on May 18, 2007 by J. Brutto
If you are a core Java developer/architect who does performance tuning on a regular basis this should be part of your library. Read morePublished on January 25, 2007 by Peter Booth
... or "You had a whole SECOND to reply? In MY day..."
First: if you are not a 'hardcore' Java programmer: do not bother with the rest of this review, and do not buy... Read more
This is a substantial and comprehensive text on many aspects of Java Performance characteristics, explaining the effects of Java design and coding practices, and giving... Read more
I saw many reviews of this book are full of praise but none of the reviewers actually mention having used it in large enterprise or production-ready systems! Read morePublished on August 4, 2005 by a reader
I'll state up front I'm a friend of the author, so this is partisan. I completely disagree on a point of fact with the earlier "culturally interresting but professionnally almost... Read morePublished on August 23, 2004 by Brian Johnson