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Posts made on Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Everything I Ever Learned About JVM Performance…

Posted by Chris Jones
On October 29th, 2011 at 15:33

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Everything I Ever Learned About JVM Performance Tuning @ Twitter

This is worth keeping in the back of the toolbox. It's not very applicable to the work I'm doing today, but for anyone working with persistent, heavily trafficked JVM services this could be very valuable. I wish I'd know about slab allocation when I was working on Amazon Plogs.

Everything I Ever Learned About JVM Performance Tuning @Twitter

Summarizes about a year worth of experiences and case studies in performance tuning the JVM for various services at Twitter.

I heard a funny story from Jonathan Johnson…

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On October 29th, 2011 at 01:32

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I heard a funny story from Jonathan Johnson and Patrick Byrne at today's company stand-up. Patrick was in San Francisco being deposed by attorneys for Goldman Sachs and was asked about his public statements and writings about corruption in the U.S. financial system. The lawyers finally got to Patrick's letter to the editors in response to the Wall Street Journal editorial "Do Nudists Run Wall Street?" in which Patrick wrote, "I also think that if this nation ever grasps how its savings have been looted through this mechanism, a few million Americans are going to show up at the corner of Wall and Broad with pitchforks and nooses." ( http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114558723216732121.html )

As if on cue, while waiting for Patrick's response, a bullhorn sounded from 24 floors below the posh law office: the San Francisco wing of the Occupy Wall Street movement was on the march. Jonathan told the lawyers, "Your jury pool has arrived."

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