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.
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