Course description

JVM deployments are common nowadays in enterprises of any size. Many of those installations handle millions of transactions per day and need tuning to their highest potential.

This 2-day training dives deep into the JVM internals and tool set offered by JVM's eco-system. It also describes possible scenarios that may arise during production system support. Understanding of JVM internal architecture may help developers to write code that is more efficient; performance analysis and tuning of JVM parameters may help operations team to quicker find and report problems.

Topics covered in this course include:

Introduction: what is a VM?

History of Java

Detailed JVM architecture:


byte code

memory model

class loader model

garbage collection



monitoring standards


Performance analysis tuning:

types and patterns of garbage collection

JMX and monitoring tools

thread dump collection and analysis tools

profiling tools

memory analysis tools

Lab work will include working with these tools:

VisualVM, Censum, YourKit, Eclipse MAT and others

After course completion the student is able to:

Understand JVM internals

Use profilers and monitoring tools

Analyze memory and thread dumps

Measure and tune GC parameters

Create performance test suites


The training is aimed at Java developers with several years of experience who look into deepening their JVM knowledge as well as for system administrators looking into improving their JVM performance tuning skills.


You earn a certificate of participation by attending the course. No exam required.


The course is taught in English.


codingandrey Andrey Adamovich
Java Expert

Andrey Adamovich is a software craftsman with 15+ years of professional software design and development experience in different industries using various programming languages and technologies. Andrey's passionate about defining good development practices, documenting and presenting architecture, reuse of code and design patterns, analysis of application performance. In recent years, his focus is on automation of various parts of software delivery process as well as DevOps initiatives his company is implementing for various clients in Europe.

Andrey is a frequent conference speaker as well as a co-organizer of a local software craftsmanship community. He is one of the authors of Groovy 2 Cookbook. Andrey has a Master degree in Computer Science from the Latvian State University



15 people max


* Price does not include VAT (if applicable)

* Price for in-house training does not include travelling and accommodation costs (if training is hosted outside of Riga)

* This training is a subject to training cancellationpolicy