Performance and resources

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How do I determine preformance and recourse used by one technique ( using object a instad of object b ) and comparing it with the performace and recourses of using the other technique ( using object b instead of a )
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objectsCommented:
depends how u are judging performance.
timing the task would be one means.
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DaFouAuthor Commented:
and in terms of memory usage?
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DaFouAuthor Commented:
how do i time a task? please provide examples
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objectsCommented:
long start = System.currentTimeMillis();
performTask();
long stop = System.currentTimeMillis();

long msecs = stop - start;


for short task may you want to repeat it 100 times for example.
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CodingExpertsCommented:
I guess you can take help of a Java Profiler.

http://ejp.sourceforge.net/ is one and well there are many others you can do a googl for one.

-CE
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sciuriwareCommented:
For interactive tasks the judge is the user (everything visibly taking longer than 500 mSec is too long)
For internal processes, use a stopwatch timer (ask times, subtract, measure).
Memory usage is a trade of between speed of processing and speed of storage; up to your limits of course.
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tomboshellCommented:
for some memory amounts try:

Runtime rTime = Runtime.getRuntime();
long freeMem = rTime.freeMemory();
long maxMem = rTime.maxMemory();
long totalMem = rTime.totalMemory();
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sciuriwareCommented:
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