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developerWorks: Tune Eclipse's startup performance with the Runtime Spy, Part 2

May 04, 2004, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Kehn)

"One of Core Tools available from Eclipse.org, the Runtime Spy is a perspective and set of views specifically designed to help you find and diagnose plug-in startup performance problems. This article describes how to find common programming mistakes that may lead to poor startup time and how to correct them. Included is a case study demonstrating how the Runtime Spy was used to improve the startup performance of IBM® WebSphere® Studio Application Developer. The previous article, Part 1, introduces the Runtime Spy.

"After reading Part 1 of this series, you should have a general idea of how the Runtime Spy can help you locate startup trouble spots. Let's turn to some specific examples of how to use it to reduce your plug-in's startup time. To make it more interesting, we'll look at some problems that were corrected with the help of the Runtime Spy as part of the performance improvements of IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer..."

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