How To Read Java: Understanding, debugging, and optimizing JVM applications teaches code investigation techniques that will help you understand how Java apps work, optimize them, and fix the bugs that break them. You’ll go from the basics of debugging to advanced methods for locating problems in microservices architectures. Each new technique is explained with lively illustrations and engaging real-world examples.
Tasks like searching for bugs, working through messy legacy code, and analyzing an application’s readiness to support new features consume a lot of developer time. In fact, most developers spend more time trying to read and understand code than they do writing it! In this unique guide, you’ll learn techniques like resolving deadlocks by examining thread dumps and locating memory leaks by inspecting the heap that will radically improve your efficiency when working with existing code in JVM languages like Java, Scala, and Kotlin.
How To Read Java: Understanding, debugging, and optimizing JVM applications teaches you how to better understand Java application code. It’s filled with code investigation techniques for tricky issues like uncovering glitches in code logic or locating intermittent runtime problems.
Armed with these tools and practices you’ll save time whenever you need to identify performance issues, understand dependencies, discover the root cause of crashes, or interpret unexpected results.
Whether you’re a senior software engineer or you’re just getting started, this invaluable guide will help you in the fundamental task of understanding how your applications work.
I have never seen a book on debugging as thorough as this book. Knowing more about the techniques listed in this book will make development more efficient for any developer.