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Blog Archive for kirillcool during January 2005

Sometimes working with a good profiler gives you very valuable insights into performance bottlenecks. Of course, there is a convention of "don't start profiling until your code is production quality", but there are few steps that you may take to spare yourself a lot of trouble. I've been looking at the source code of the JXM project as part of the bindmark initiative. Altough this project appears...
Let's take two examples that are given in any AOP language, logging and context passing. AOP takes pride of the fact that it allows "injecting" code at the beginning and at the end of any method (specified using sophisticated "regular expressions"). But does this really qualify as a logging and tracing mechanism? Not really. Any non-academic application has functions with multiple exit points (...
As this blog shows, almost every imaginable field of the programming has been covered with open source Java projects, all vying for the same #1 spot. It may seem at first that this can only be a good thing, competition driving the creators forward to create better and faster libraries. However, not all is fair in this kingdom. A recent survey that has been performed on the XML data binding...