Posted by gsporar
on December 12, 2007 at 10:47 AM PST
The annual Austin Java User Group holiday party was held for the fourth time at Sun's office in Austin. The main topic was DTrace and its use in finding performance problems in Java applications.
Angelo Rajadurai is a long-time Sun engineer who works with software
vendors to make sure their products run well on Solaris . My buddy
Albert Leigh was able to convince Angelo to be the featured speaker
at the Austin Java Users Group (AJUG) holiday party, which Sun sponsored
for the fourth year in a row.
I have never used DTrace in anger but have always wanted to learn
more and Angelo delivered - I learned quite a bit. He covered the basic concepts and then
drilled into numerous specific examples to show the value that
DTrace provides. What was especially useful (and entertaining as
well) were his war stories from the field. Those "real world"
examples of DTrace being used to solve hard problems really made
the topic lively.
As is normally the case, the evening started off with a short talk
(a "technotizer" as it were :-) ). I was the speaker and I did
an overview of just some of the new features in NetBeans IDE
6.0 . I included a quick demo of some of the new editor features and then I
turned it over to long-time NetBeans user (and AJUG board member)
who did a quick demo of the new
Swing Framework/Beans Binding features .
So all in all, a fun and informative evening. A few pictures below -
for more check out Albert's photos here .
Demoing the editor
Sam Griffith, Jr. and Michael Yuan show off their new NetBeans 6 t-shirts
Angelo Rajadurai, Sam Griffith, Jr., and Earnest Hill