Thursday, April 14, 2005

First observations of Eclipse AJDT plugin

I've just started my immersion into Eclipse (coming from IntelliJ IDEA 4.5) and one of the first plugins I wanted to work with in Eclipse was the AspectJ development tooling, AJDT. I'm using Eclipse 3.1M6 and I used the Software Update feature to hook in the latest release of AJDT. Wow!! Very cool stuff. Makes working with AspectJ aspects much easier. Still fumbling my way around Eclipse (and using the mouse way too much), but so far so good. I really like being able to visualize the pointcuts in the Cross References pane. The gutter icons are also a very nice touch.

Friday, April 08, 2005

YourKit Java profiler observations

I started using YourKit 4.0.7 Java profiler to profile a web application deployed in Tomcat 5 on Windows XP. YourKit is one of several Java profiler offerings and since I'm an IntelliJ IDEA user and these guys previously worked on IntelliJ IDEA, I thought I'd give it a whirl. I'm impressed with YourKit. I only used it to profile memory allocations.