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Articles by Felix Barnsteiner

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Embracing invokedynamic to tame class loaders in Java agents

Byte Buddy makes it easy to write Java agents without bytecode know-how. But class loaders and other complexities can still ruin your day. Here's a novel invokedynamic-based architecture that simplifies agent development.

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From distributed tracing to distributed profiling with Elastic APM

The Elastic APM Java agent now automatically creates spans for slow methods within a request. Thanks to async-profiler, it doesn't impact the response time.

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Performance Tuning of the Elastic APM Java Agent

Learn about some of the different Elastic APM Java agent configuration options that can be used to improve latency, CPU, RAM, and/or network performance.

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Elastic APM Java Agent is Generally Available

The Elastic APM Java agent is now generally available. Learn how to instrument this agent to monitor the performance of your Java applications.

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Elastic APM Java Agent Beta Released

We are happy to beta release the Java agent for Elastic APM. Kick the tires, let us know what you think.

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Elasticsearch as a Time Series Data Store

Ever wondered how Elasticsearch handles time series metrics? Felix Barnsteiner from stagemonitor - an open source solution to application performance monitoring