This article on When to use Web Workers had this good chart that shows that smartphone CPUs aren’t hitting a performance wall in the same way that PC CPUs did in 2005.
The people at Triplequote looked at the performance of Scala compilers on different Amazon EC2 instance types in an effort to answer the question, “What is the (cloud) cost per build?”
JMH is an SBT plugin for running OpenJDK JMH benchmarks. Per its docs, “JMH is a Java harness for building, running, and analysing nano/micro/milli/macro benchmarks written in Java and other languages targeting the JVM.”
They also recommend reading an article titled Nanotrusting the Nanotime if you’re interested in writing your own benchmark tests.
This typesafe.com chart shows the results of the efforts to make the Scala compiler faster over the last several years.
If you’re interested in Android performance benchmarks, AndroidBenchmark.net seems to have some simple charts, like the image shown.
If you like (or hate) computer programming benchmarks, the Benchmarks Game is interesting. Compare Scala, Java, Ruby, Python, Haskell, Erlang, Clojure, and more.
Summary: A look at the performance improvements gained on a Drupal 6 website by using the PHP APC Opcode Cache.
Wow, I just installed the PHP APC Opcode Cache module on alvinalexander.com, and the results are really incredible. By any metric the website is performing much, much faster.
I ran two benchmarks on the website using the Apache 'ab' benchmarking tool, one without the APC opcode cache, and one with it.
With a programming language/environment such as Java the performance of our Java code may be a concern. I often use an old-fashioned "quick-and-dirty" way to measure the performance of Java code, and I'll share that method in this brief article.
An old-fashioned manual method
I must confess, the method I use is as old-fashioned as they come. Generally it requires three steps:
I think I found the Java Stopwatch class (shown below) in a book named Java Platform Performance. You can use the class for general performance timings, or make it part of an overall benchmarking system.
I take no credit for this Java code -- I didn't write it, and at the moment I can't find that book -- but I found it on my laptop, and wanted to make sure I have a copy of it laying around for when I need it.