Java News from Sunday, February 19, 2006

Robert Oloffson has posted version 0.50 of Java Memory Profiler (JMP). JMP uses the Java Virtual Machine Profiling Interface (JVMPI) interface to track objects and method times in a JVM. It uses a GTK+ interface to display statistics. The current instance count and the total amount of memory for each class is shown as is the total time spent in each method. 0.50 fixes bugs. JMP is written in C for Linux.

Atlassian has released version 3.5.1 of JIRA, a $1200-$4800 payware J2EE-based bug tracking and project management server application. 3.5.1 is a bug fix release. I've been using Jira lately with Jaxen and Apache. It's a definite improvement over Bugzilla. I'm not sure it really does anything that Bugzilla doesn't do (at least not anything I use) but the user interface is about a hundred times cleaner.