VisualVM - and So Part of Netbeans, Is Part of JDK 1.6 Update 7 Now
JDK 1.6 update 7+ is delivered with visualvm; a powerful monitoring and profiling tool. Visualvm comes with a profiler, which is actually part of Netbeans. Visualvm is a Netbeans RCP application (about 10 MB), which can be extended with Netbeans modules / plugins. So Netbeans RCP becomes ubiquitous :-).
Just like Sun's Java-tutorials who became Glassfish/Netbeans-tutorials. There's no more limit for Sun Microsystems in abusing their (trademark-) power. They ceased to be Java's benevolent dictator. Now Sun is nothing but an ordinary evil dictator style Microsoft who pretends to be "OpenSource".
One reason more to bet on Apache's Harmony. And one reason more to fork Java (TM). Google, IBM and Intel will do that... off course. Google already started the game.
Posted by Nat Beens on July 09, 2008 at 06:52 PM CEST #
VisualVM is really not that evil - it's actually pretty useful :-)
Posted by Adam Bien on July 09, 2008 at 07:40 PM CEST #
Ordinary evil dictator? Just for providing a new tool for their JDK that's written entirely in Java? You lost me.
Posted by Robert Thornton on July 09, 2008 at 11:13 PM CEST #
VisualVM is an awesome tool, especially if you use Java 6. Every Java programmer should check it out. It also shows the power of the Netbeans RPC platform.
For me, it has been very helpful in the past.
Posted by Markus Jais on July 10, 2008 at 11:49 AM CEST #
Nat, I don't understand the hysteria in your post. It's part of "Java Developer Kit" aka "JDK" and not "Java Runtime Environment" aka "JRE". JDK is a bunch of tools provided by Sun to make life of Java developers easier.
Can you be more specific as what is your mental problem with adding a new monitoring tool to JDK?
BTW, did you object against jconsole as well?
Posted by Jaroslav Bachorik on July 10, 2008 at 04:31 PM CEST #
Woul Java even have existed, were it not for Sun? I don't think they are dictators? But my knowledge is very limited, I admit.
**However** I do hope that they, and all other computer manufacturers, start constructing environmental-friendly computers only, which are 100% recyclable and do not destroy any local environment even indirectly during production (e.g. no poisonous chemicals or evil plastics, I don't know). That's important to me. I really wish I could buy a high performance environment friendly computer.
Posted by Magnus on July 13, 2008 at 12:07 AM CEST #