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September 01, 2007

YourKit Java Profiler for the Mac, very good

This is really nice. I was a big fan of JProfiler from ej technologies and this is the main profiler we use on the team for performance work. I looked around and found YourKit Java profiler. It runs on a lot of platforms including the Mac. This is probably the best profiler for memory debugging I've used.

The memory debugging stuff is the best I've seen so far. Pretty easy to understand and there are lots of ways to examine the heap to help find leaks when they occur.

Probably the coolest thing about it is that you can change the profiling options without restarting the JVM being checked. It integrates with Eclipse nicely (I'm using Eclipse Europa) also so it's easy to launch tests.

The most amazing thing about it is the price. It's 99 bucks for personal use and that has to make it the hands down profiler to get if you have to pay for it yourself.

(Edited after Dave pointed out that jprofiler is actually available for the Mac, just shows, never assume...)

September 1, 2007 | Permalink


While I agree that YourKit is extremely nice, I'm running JProfiler on Mac OS X. Why do you say it doesn't run?

Posted by: Dave | Sep 1, 2007 9:17:14 AM

I stand corrected, entry updated. I didnt remember seeing it before when I downloaded/upgraded but I should have checked.

Posted by: Billy | Sep 1, 2007 9:42:28 AM

Indeed, YourKit is very good and quite cheap.

The only thing missing is an AIX support.

Posted by: Taras | Sep 3, 2007 4:15:15 AM

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