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The Java Virtual Machine specification limits the size of generated Java byte code for each method in a class to the maximum of 64K bytes. This limitation will cause the JVM to throw java.lang.VerifyError at runtime when the method size exceeds this limit. This method size restriction of the JVM seems to be too stringent. A bug is open with the Oracle Java development team (http://bugs.sun.com/view_bug.do?bug_id=4262078). This bug is taken as an enhancement request which is likely to be fixed in the future java versions. That said, the fix for this issue is rather supportive. Application/Container developers need to consider few factors and apply good programming/refactoring techniques to get around this problem. While future versions of JVM might increase the method size limit to a considerable extent, a the size will always be a finite value. In this article, I ... (more)

Performance Improvement in a J2EE Application

Java is hot. Just nine years old, it has become one of the leading development environments in the world. Millions of programmers and thousands of companies use it, and half of all IT managers expect to deploy J2EE applications this year. But Java's popularity hasn't necessarily made it easy for the growing population of Java code jockeys. Ever-shortening production cycles have kept the heat on programmers, who increasingly work in large teams to meet production milestones. And every day those teams come face-to-face with an immutable law of software development: the more code y... (more)

Effective EJB: Make EJBs Work For You

Java development is at a crossroads. The open standards have done lot of good for the Java platform and language, but they have brought in some problems too. Developers are often drenched in the complexities that surround Java development. Worse yet, these complexities are so overwhelming that the actual business problems take a back seat. The J2EE specification provides a lot of APIs, standards, and open ends that allow architects, designers, and developers to build superior enterprise systems. Care must be taken to engage in the balancing act of choosing the right technology. ... (more)

Java Thread Dumps

Software maintenance is a tedious and challenging job. As long as the software functions as expected, it looks great. Imagine the situation, your pager keeps buzzing in the midnight (Not a happy feeling, right?). Any software system, no matter how well it has been built and quality tested might get into run-time performance issues. The reasons can be within the functional boundary or can be from the external environment. Software systems are built on certain assumptions and pre-conceived notions. However, when they go live, the assumptions may turn out to be false causing the syst... (more)