After our presentation at the JUG Saxony Day in 2019, we have been asked to turn the talk into an article for the iJUG-Magazin Java aktuell. The February 2020 issue just got published and features this article. So get yourself the latest Java Aktuell or, if you just want to check out the article, use this link to the PDF and enjoy. The article is in German.
The days where Java was considered a slow bytecode interpreter have ended a long time ago. JVM is using many tricks in order to execute a code efficiently and to transform and optimize a Java code on the used hardware. With some knowledge about these processes, you can avoid working against the JVM system, while achieving more speed. Even if you are not chasing every last microsecond, it is still interesting to see what methods and techniques JVM uses for a better understanding of the runtime environment.
We have often been asked why XLT (Xceptance LoadTest) is free but not open source. Now, after considering our customers’ business needs and the advantages of using open source as opposed to free software, Xceptance has decided to open source XLT under the Apache License 2.0.
Within the next 30 days, we will restructure the XLT code base and move subprojects into independent open repositories. We will continue to expand and improve the documentation. All code will be published on GitHub.
Xceptance will continue to maintain and extend XLT as before. Releases will be built and published by Xceptance on a regular schedule. Libraries will be published to Maven Central as part of the open-sourcing process. The latest releases will be available from the XLT GitHub repository as well. Of course, the GitHub defect tracker will start to be your source for feature development and defect fixes.
If you are interested in training, projects, or support for XLT and load testing in general, we of course also offer those services, and will expand this offering further in upcoming months.
By open sourcing, we are opening a new chapter for XLT and we invite everyone to join us. More to come!
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