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Is today’s microservice more bloated than yesterday’s monolith?

I am slightly hesitant to write this post, as it might attract some criticism. Nevertheless, I told myself there is nothing wrong with sharing my point of view (even though it might not be well accepted). I would like to share my personal experience regarding yesterday’s Monolithic and today’s Microservice architecture in this post.

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OutOfMemoryError: Kill process or sacrifice child – causes & solutions

There are different flavors of OutOfMemoryError. One of the flavours of OutOfMemoryError is ‘Kill Process or sacrifice child’. This post discusses what triggers this ‘Kill Process or sacrifice child’ OutOfMemoryError and potential solutions to diagnose this problem.

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“I don’t have to worry about Garbage collection” – Is it true?

I have heard a few of my developer friends say: “Garbage Collection is automatic. So, I do not have to worry about it.“ The first part is true, i.e., “Garbage Collection is automatic” on all modern platforms – Java, .NET, Golang, Python… But the second part i.e., “I don’t have to worry about it.” – may not be true. It is arguable, questionable. Here is my case to showcase the importance of Garbage Collection:

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How many millions of dollars enterprises waste due to Garbage collection?

We truly believe enterprises are wasting millions of dollars in garbage collection. We equally believe enterprises are wasting these many millions of dollars even without knowing they are wasting. Intent of this post is to bring visibility on how several millions of dollars are wasted due to garbage collection.

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Java threads – may not be memory efficient?

Java applications tend to contain hundreds (sometimes thousands) of threads. The majority of these threads are in WAITING, TIMED_WAITING (i.e., dormant) state, while only a small portion of the threads are actively executing lines of code. So, we were curious to know whether dormant threads consume less memory than active threads.

To figure out an answer to this question, we conducted a small study. Our findings were interesting, thus sharing with you.

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Best practices: Java memory arguments for Containers

When you are running your Java application in physical servers, you would have been using ‘-Xmx’ JVM argument to specify the Java heap size. If you are porting your application to Containers, you might be wondering how to configure Java heap size in the container’s world? Are there any best practices? In this article, we will discuss the possible JVM arguments that can be used to specify the Java heap size and the best option to choose. 

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Difference between InitialRAMFraction, MinRAMFraction, MaxRAMFraction

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Difference between InitialRAMPercentage, MinRAMPercentage, MaxRAMPercentage

This article attempts to clarify the difference between InitialRAMPercentage, MinRAMPercentage, MaxRAMPercentage JVM arguments. These arguments have been introduced since Java 8 update 191. They are used to configure your Java application’s heap size when you are running it in the Physical server or in the container. In this article, let’s review their differences.

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Buggy App – Simulate performance problems

Buggy App is a simple java application that simulates different performance problems like Memory Leak, OutOfMemoryError, CPU spike, thread leak, StackOverflowError, deadlock, unresponsiveness, …

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