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Compuware Launches New eBook: Java Enterprise Performance

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The atrium fountain at Compuware headquarters in downtown Detroit. Photo courtesy Maia Cowan.

The atrium fountain at Compuware headquarters in downtown Detroit. Photo courtesy Maia Cowan.

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DETROIT — Compuware Corp. (Nasdaq:CPWR) announced the availability of Java Enterprise Performance, a new online e-book authored by technology experts at the Compuware dynaTrace Center of Excellence.

Java Enterprise Performance is a free resource for IT senior managers, team leaders and practitioners responsible for the performance of business-critical applications. To start reading, visit http://book.dynatrace.com.

The online book is a comprehensive compilation of state-of-the-art approaches, best practices and pragmatic solutions to support application performance management and optimization initiatives throughout the lifecycle of systems from pre-production to production, encompassing all stakeholders: architecture, development, test, deployment and production teams.

“As businesses rely more than ever on applications, application performance management has become a top operational priority; performance delays of just two seconds can cause a revenue loss of 4 percent,” said Alois Reitbauer, co-author and dynaTrace technology strategist. “As interest in application performance grows, more people want to further their careers in this field. Our eBook provides a pragmatic reference for those who are passionate about application performance and accountable for improving it.”

All key topics covered in Java Enterprise Performance — from application performance concepts and memory management to hot issues such as cloud, virtualization and more — will empower architects, developers, test and operations teams to understand, measure and optimize the performance of Java-based technologies and meet the challenges they currently face in complex enterprise environments. The eBook is being published online with new chapters added monthly.

The first two chapters are available today:
* Chapter One — Application Performance Concepts: considers how to become performance experts. Besides technical expertise, IT leaders need a solid understanding of how performance and scalability works. The chapter reviews how to collect and interpret data properly and which performance data is needed in a variety of use cases.
* Chapter Two — Memory Management: addresses the fact that memory management is often a major contributor to application performance problems. It highlights the inner workings of memory management and garbage collection to help understand memory-related performance problems such as memory leaks or excessive garbage collection, where they come from and how to optimize applications accordingly.

The authors, all members of the dynaTrace APM Center of Excellence, include: Alois Reitbauer, Andreas Grabner, and Michael Kopp. They regularly share insight and expertise with a community of over 100,000 performance professionals at about:performance (http://blog.dynatrace.com). This online book contains more than 30 years of their combined knowledge in the application performance field. The authors have worked building large-scale applications and performance tools, developed numerous training courses and are regular speakers at leading software conferences worldwide on performance-related topics.

DynaTrace, a division of Compuware, is the new leader in application performance management. With its patented PurePath Technology, the company offers the only continuous APM system on the market, transforming how applications are monitored, managed and optimized. Hundreds of companies including Amadeus, BBVA, Hiscox, Renault, Thomson Reuters and Zappos rely on dynaTrace to drive better business results by optimizing performance, accelerating release cycles, reducing application management costs, and bringing business and IT closer together. Visit dynaTrace online at http://www.dynatrace.com.

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