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04/05/2004: Jprobe Analysis Reduces Execution Time by 5%

Using JProbe, I noticed that my application was repeatedly compiling the same JudoScript scripts. I added a cache for compiled JudoScript scripts which reduced the calls to ParserHelper.parse():

Run Calls Cumulative Time Cumulative Objects Percent Cumulative Objects
1 1,300 5.5% 13.6% 1,116,603
2 13 0.3% 0.3% 23,456

Not a bad first optimization for our first use of the JProbe profiler.

02/16/2004: An amazing phrase 'They asked for ammunition.'

Normally, I eschew public commentary on this blog but today I read a blog entry that moved me deeply. The Belmont Club blog doesn't list its writer's name but he certainly knows how to write. At the end of a note about terrorists attacking Iraqi police targets he says:

"That when dying and bleeding, beset by the flower of terrorism, with pistol to set against automatic rifle and grenade, the Iraqi police did not ask for help from 82nd Airborne. They asked for ammunition."

How proud the mothers and fathers of those policemen must be.