February 21-23, 2024
Montreal, Canada

Writing a Java Profiler in Pure Java

Profilers help to analyze performance bottlenecks of your application if you know how to use them. Getting to grips with profilers helps to understand how they work: Profilers aren't rocket science. A usable Java profiler can be written in 240 lines of pure Java code, allowing you to fix performance issues and add custom features quickly. This talk will give the fundamentals of Java profiling and an overview of existing open-source profilers.

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Johannes Bechberger


Johannes Bechberger is a JVM developer working on profilers and their underlying technology in the SapMachine team at SAP. This includes improvements to async-profiler and its ecosystem, a website to view the different JFR event types, and improvements to the FirefoxProfiler, making it usable in the Java world. He started at SAP in 2022 after two years of research studies at the KIT in Java security analyses. His work today comprises many open-source contributions and his blog.

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