Faster Synchronization Through Hash Maps

May 17, 2013

As part of a load testing project, I needed to collect and store data as fast as possible in a multi-threaded environment. This meant synchronizing on collections to avoid collisions. Synchronization is always a bad idea in any performance critical application. In my simple testing, adding to a synchronized ArrayList can be almost 4x slower […]

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Java Performance: Map vs If/Else

December 17, 2010

I came across an interesting javascript article the other day on how not to write javascript: Google Closure: How not to write JavaScript The interesting part of this article that caught my eye was using a map instead of a switch or if/else statement to check for string comparisons. This got me thinking of whether […]