I'll try to write again with some more generally useful content so this blog doesn't just become a venue for self-promotion.
Sunday 10 February 2013
I started this blog mostly to share useful information. But, while I'm here, I may as well mention the work I do (well, hopefully it is also useful). Since I haven't shared anything about this before, my day job revolves around building an open source tool for monitoring, profiling, tuning, and instrumenting Java applications, called Thermostat. It's not exactly feature complete, but we dropped a pre-release tarball recently. Read the announcement and find more details here. An important aspect of Thermostat design is the plugin API, which we're getting close to considering functional and stable. If you have a use case for adding custom monitoring modules to a fairly standard existing set of run-time data, consider trying it out.