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Production Java Profilers

I have been looking at java profiling tools. Mostly focusing on the following vendors:
Precise – Good on java, Superb on the database, no RUM capability
Would make a good tool for us, to help upgrade our current toolset of Idera SQLdm (which is a great product as well, but more limited).
Dynatrace – Great on java, no DB, Superb RUM capability
Coradiant brought me into this tool, which I had discounted due to a previous bad experience (about 2 years ago) when the product was very new into the .NET space. Product has a lot of similarities to the way that the Identify Appsight works, where you export a file and the developers open the file and do the deeper analysis.
I also see they just announced the partnership today here : http://www.prweb.com/releases/Performance_Management/solution/prweb2464644.htm
Wily – Best on java, no DB, not sure on RUM
Put together a great deal for us, but I'm not sure how well the RUM products work, since they are new to the game.
Not sure I want to give up…

Cool post from Alistair

Big fan of what Alistair has been up to, and he has a new site here: http://www.rednod.com/ I really loved this post, and the overview of the process and software needed to build software : http://www.rednod.com/index.php/2008/12/07/testing-and-launching-a-web-app-what-every-startup-needs-to-know/
Lots of what big companies do in this space are overly complex, or missing key parts to the process. Using these types of tools will save time and create better software.

Been a good week – Windows 7 and Engineering Update

Sorry I haven't been posting as much as usual. Last weekend, I had some free time, and ended up re-installing one of my desktops at home with Windows 7. I liked the OS so much I ended up doing the same on my laptop. The OS is very responsive, and although I do like Vista, I agree that Windows 7 is a major improvement in many areas. The new taskbar took some getting used to, but the search and overall responsiveness are welcomed.
In more fun server news, I have been working on lots of different issues/engineering tasks:
Tape backup drive is hosed, and I've been eating lots of time with Dell on this issue, I wish they would just swap it out. Annoying, but the service is much improved from what it was before when I was dealing with them previously.
Redoing a bunch of stuff on the netapp to get ready for the new product release, its all coming together now J
Having some odd issues with multi-protocol permissions and such, also having an issue with some of our NFS exports not sh…