MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun Microsystems
Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), the creator and leading advocate of Java(TM) technology,
today announced NetBeans Profiler Milestone 11, the latest release of its
high-performance Java application profiler, and an add-on to the upcoming open
source NetBeans(TM) IDE release 5. Application profilers are crucial to
building reliable, scalable applications as they provide information about the
run-time behavior of applications. The new version of the NetBeans Profiler
will help optimize the Java application development process by providing
tighter run-time monitoring of CPU, memory, and threads, in addition to new
early access support for the Mac OS X.
As a collaboration between Sun's research arm and its open source NetBeans
Software team, the Profiler is add-on technology to the NetBeans integrated
development environment, which serves as the foundation of development tools
for both the Java Enterprise System (JES) and Solaris Enterprise System (SES).
The NetBeans Profiler has been architected from the outset to deliver low-
overhead profiling, tight integration with the Java platform, and support for
profiling of all types of applications: desktop, web, and enterprise. In
addition to early access support for Java profiling on Mac OS X, the latest
release of the NetBeans Profiler provides continued support for Java(TM)
Platform, Standard Edition 5 (Java SE 5) applications running on the
Solaris(TM) Operating System (OS), Windows and Linux.
The NetBeans(TM) Profiler is based on profiling technology originally
developed in Sun Laboratories. This technology uses dynamic bytecode
instrumentation to allow for profiling with dramatically lower overhead,
giving the ability to obtain results in situations where the use of other
profilers becomes unpractical or impossible. Profiling an example application
from the Java SE 5 JDK, the NetBeans Profiler imposed only 10% of the overhead
of traditional Java profilers.
"The key challenges facing Java developers trying to improve performance
in their applications are that traditional profilers introduce excessive
overhead and overwhelm developers with too much information," says Tim Cramer,
Director of NetBeans Engineering. "We have enhanced the developer workflow by
adding the profiler capability to the NetBeans IDE. Now developers can edit,
compile, debug, test and profile leading to more robust applications."
The NetBeans IDE has seen significant increases in user adoption over the
last 18 months. Release 5 of the NetBeans IDE, scheduled for early 2006, will
accelerate that trend by providing additional unique feature enhancements:
code aware developer collaboration, a new visual GUI development tool (Project
Matisse), leading edge tools for developing mobile applications, and the
NetBeans Profiler. Adding the profiler to the mix of tools available to the
developer in the NetBeans IDE, enhances developer workflow, changing the model
from edit/compile/test/debug to edit/compile/test/debug/profile, leading to
more robust applications.
In addition to this momentum with IDE features, and users, the NetBeans
Platform has seen increased interest and support among industry partners,
including one of Sun's newest acquisitions, SeeBeyond(TM).
"Long before SeeBeyond joined forces with Sun, it supported the NetBeans
Platform," says Jerry Waldorf, Chief Architect of the Integration Platform,
Sun Microsystems. "Several years ago, SeeBeyond chose to build its toolset on
the NetBeans Platform, because of the extensibility and ease-of-use. The
SeeBeyond Integration Products require a high performance, fully featured
platform that can integrate seamlessly with the offering. The NetBeans
Platform continues to deliver that and more."
For more information the features available in NetBeans Profiler 11,
please visit: http://www.netbeans.org/products/profiler/features.html
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