Java development tools enable developers to quickly design and build Java applications. These tools improve the productivity of developers and shorten time to deployment. They aid in implementing agile methodologies and streamline otherwise inefficient processes in development cycles. Many of these Java programming tools include features to work with continuous integration and delivery processes to help DevOps teams to produce functionally correct and stable code more quickly.
Java development tools, however, do not typically provide any functionality to measure the performance of applications that they are used to develop. Java application performance measurement or monitoring is carried out using APM tools such as those made by Dynatrace, the leader in digital performance management technology. Dynatrace provides you with comprehensive Java application monitoring capabilities including server performance monitoring tools and tools that are specific to the Java platform such as JVM profiling tools. Using Dynatrace, you can monitor and analyze the full stack performance of your Java applications to obtain insights into the performance of every component or service in that stack leaving no blind spots or gaps.
To establish digital performance management in every step of development-to-production processes, Dynatrace integrates with popular Java development tools and IDEs such as Eclipse. With Dynatrace integrated into an IDE, you can obtain performance metrics of your Java application as you run your code from the IDE allowing you to see the performance impact of code changes as you develop your application. Data collected include key architectural metrics such as the number of SQL queries, external API calls, exceptions, and log messages.
You can leverage Dynatrace’s intelligent application performance analyzer features to identify any hotspots and bottlenecks that are caused by your code. To complement Dynatrace’s application monitoring via integration with Java development tools, you can use Dynatrace’s database monitoring features such as those for MySQL profiling to obtain more database-specific performance metrics for applications that are in the development pipeline.
In addition to integrating with Java development tools and IDEs, Dynatrace also integrates with CI and CO tools like Jenkins and Bamboo. This enables your DevOps teams to streamline your application delivery pipeline by automating performance monitoring and analysis in development, testing, and production processes. For example, in addition to automating performance testing during development with Java development tools, Dynatrace can automate performance testing during unit, integration, and functional testing.
This automated testing can also encompass network performance monitoring using Dynatrace’s network monitoring tools to gauge any impact a network has on application performance. Integrating Dynatrace with Java development, CI, and CO tools permits your DevOps teams to build and deploy better applications faster.