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When I started writing these newsletters, I was able to find all the articles and tools relevant to Java performance that were announced each month, and cover them all. I remember one month finding up to about 20 articles, and thinking that was amazing. I remember another month seeing seven or eight performance tool announcements and wondering if I should spread them over several newsletters since there weren't usually many tools announced each month.

That was just a couple of years ago. Now it seems we have five performance tools announced every month, and 20 articles with useful performance tips in them is a slow month. I started this site and these newsletters half a year after the dot-com bust, and thought I may have missed the boat in terms of activity. How wrong I was. Java just seems to go from strength to strength in terms of popularity, and as the I.T. industry begins to recover from it's slump, Java looks like the overwhelming winner going forward in almost every future endeavour. I switched to Java in 1996, and thought the ride was just starting then. And guess what, in the last eight years we've only been building up steam on the Java steamroller. The real ride is only just starting. Whoopee, it's full steam ahead!

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This month we spent more time than normal on setting up future contributions to the newsletter, which means that unfortunately this newsletter is a little smaller than usual. But that is so that we can set up bigger future content. From this month we have a regular cartoon, by our new cartoonist "profiler", commissioned specifically about Java performance. And from next month we will have a regular article (yes, I know we said that before, but this time we have a pipeline of articles in the works).

In addition, we have most of our usual sections. Kirk's roundup covers when to use PL/SQL, a "semi-deployed" system, time syncing distributed systems, and more. Kirk also bestows another Meadow Muffin award to an annoying company. We interview Jayson Falkner, author of serveral JSP books. Our question of the month asks about the -Xprof HotSpot profiler.

I'm afraid that Javva The Hutt is on holiday though, and we don't have any extracted tips this month.

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