Simple tweaks to get the most out of your JVM
Jamie Coleman is a software developer and Advocate for Open Liberty, MicroProfile and Jakarta EE based at IBM’s R&D Laboratory in Hursley, UK. He is a subject matter expert in containerised solutions and takes a keen interest in emerging technologies with experience in Maven, git, Jenkins and microservice architecture. He fell in love with Java at University and has gone on to talk at many conferences about using Java with microservices. He has worked on a wide variety of projects such as modernising CICS mainframe testing infrastructure, creating and automating the creation of Docker images for IBM’s products, contributing to a DevOps pipeline offering and creating web applications for events at the Lab. His recent passion is around raising awareness about energy consumption of technology and discovering ways to help reduce technologies carbon footprint.
Many developers don’t think about the JVM level when creating applications. It is something that just simply works. Now more applications are becoming cloud-native and we have JVM’s running in every microservice container, each performance gain can have massive benefits when scaled up. Some tweaks are very easy to implement and can have huge impacts on start-up time and performance of your applications. This talk will go through all the different JVM options and give you some easy and simple advice on how to get the most out of your JVM to save not only money but also energy on the cloud.