StringBuilder, StringBuffer and JVM flags for Strings


When dealing with Strings, which are of course immutable objects in Java, it may be easier to use a StringBuilder or StringBuffer implementation – as suggested by Geekforgeeks

StringBuffer vs StringBuilder

StringBuffer has a slight better performance than StringBuilder and is able to deal with multiple thread accessing. But is good to know it is there.

 StringBuilder stringBuilderExample = new StringBuilder("Example");
 stringBuilderExample.append("of String Builder");

 StringBuffer stringBuffer = new StringBuffer("Example");
 stringBuffer.append(" of String Buffer");

But factually, comparing both of them in a small benchmark, the performance is the same pretty much, but for a small benchmark, stringBuffer uses a little bit less memory.

real	0m0.048s <----------------------------- 0.048s (from 0.035s up to 0.055s)
user	0m0.044s
sys	0m0.009s

String JVM flags

There are some JVM flags that come in hand when dealing with strings as well:

JVM flagResult

Special thanks

Special thanks to Francesco Marchioni and his amazing blog, the very famous mastertheboss blog. I’m his fan and pretty much have his whole collection of books on my table, DataGrid, Quarkus, EAP, JBoss.

Quick start mbean


Client Mbean

Using a JMX client one can connect to a container Server MBeans and get information very easily. On this blog I have wrote about Jconsole and JvisualVM.

My colleague, Alexander Barbosa, wrote this nice Tutorial to get info on Heap using Mbean. Basically the information comes from the `java.lang:type=Memory`. To get heap or non-heap memory.

	ObjectName memoryMXBean = new ObjectName("java.lang:type=Memory");

You may need to add the credentials for connection and using a map this can be done quick straightforward:

		credentials[0] = "admin";
		credentials[1] = "admin";
		map.put(JMXConnector.CREDENTIALS, credentials);

		// passing server credentials
        JMXConnector jmxConnector = JMXConnectorFactory.connect(serviceURL, map);

Silly mistakes to avoid:

Congratulations you forgot the `.java` part – there is nothing my sully than that:

$ javac -classpath .:$$JBOSS_HOME/bin/client/jboss-client.jar jmxTesterror: 
Class names, 'jmxTest', are only accepted if annotation processing is explicitly requested
1 error