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Troubleshooting CPU spike in a Major Trading Application

In this article we are going to discuss how we troubleshooted a CPU spike problem that surfaced in a major trading application in North America. All of a sudden, this application’s CPU started to spike up to 100%. In fact,... Continue Reading →

Surviving Covid19 – Effective way to cut-down IT spending!

Covid19 pandemic has already put a deep economic dent globally. US stock market has experienced the worst crash since 1987. Sooner or later, Enterprises have to figure out a plan to run their organizations on tight budgets. In this below 10... Continue Reading →

Powerful troubleshooting: Marrying Thread dumps and top -H

I told my manager that I like the title of this article. He said to me that’s not surprising, because I am still an eligible bachelor. No wonder I like the word “marrying” in the title. But for folks like... Continue Reading →

7 JVM arguments of Highly Effective Applications

At the time (March 2020) of writing this article there are 600+ arguments that you can pass to JVM just around Garbage collection and memory. If you include other aspects, total JVM arguments count will easily cross 1000+. 😊. It's... Continue Reading →

Shooting the troubles – Confoo Canada Conference talk (video)

ConFoo.CA Developer Conference is one of the biggest conferences for web developers, that took place in Canada. This Conference had 155 presentations by popular international speakers focused on pragmatic solutions for developers, enthusiastic attendees and delightful atmosphere! This year 2020,... Continue Reading →

Log4j Bug – Slows down your app

Recently we were troubleshooting a popular SaaS application. This application was slowing down intermittently. To recover from the problem, the application had to be restarted. This application was slowing down sometimes during high traffic volume periods; sometimes during low traffic... Continue Reading →

Load balancing: Round robin may not be the right choice

Based on our experience, we believe Round robin may not be an effective load balancing algorithm, because it doesn't equally distribute traffic among all nodes. You might wonder how this is possible? Yes, it is possible 🙂 How Round robin... Continue Reading →

LARGE OR SMALL MEMORY SIZE FOR MY APP?

Should I be running my application with few instances (i.e. machines) with large memory size or a lot of instances with small memory size? Which strategy is optimal? This question might be confronted often. After building applications for 2 decades, after... Continue Reading →

OUTOFMEMORYERROR RELATED JVM ARGUMENTS

JVM has provided helpful arguments to deal with OutOfMemoryError. In this article we would like to highlight those JVM arguments. It might come handy for you when you are troubleshooting OutOfMemoryError. Those JVM arguments are: 1. -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError -XX:HeapDumpPath 2. -XX:OnOutOfMemoryError... Continue Reading →

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