Thread dumps are one of the most valuable tools a troubleshooter can have in their toolset. This course will teach you everything there is to know about Java thread dumps, and familiarize you with other popular advanced troubleshooting tools.
When troubleshooting software, you either know precisely what the problem is, or you don't know anything at all. As programs become smarter and faster, troubleshooting with precision is becoming more and more challenging. In this course, Analyzing Java Thread Dumps, you will learn foundational knowledge of analyzing Java thread dumps and gain the skills required for tackling complex issues with confidence. First, you will learn how to read a thread dump, and how a thread dump is structured. Next, you will discover just how indispensable thread dumps are when you need to dig deeper into an issue, and how they can consistently put you ahead of the problem. Finally, you will see how to gather valuable, thread-oriented analytics from the operating system itself using tools such as "top", "strace", "lsof", and more. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to troubleshoot the most complex software issues that come your way.
Uriah Levy is a Software Engineer in JFrog, a startup software company. He spends most his time implementing, debugging, and fixing non-trivial issues with the company's products written in Java, Groovy and Go. He is an avid bug hunter and loves troubleshooting performance oriented issues.