Simple play icon Course
Skills Expanded

Analyzing Java Thread Dumps

by Uriah Levy

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.

What you'll learn

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.

About the author

Uriah Levy is a Software Engineer in JFrog, a software company that helps other software companies distribute and manage their binaries. He spends most his time programming and debugging non-trivial issues with the company's products written mostly in Java. He is an avid bug hunter and loves troubleshooting performance oriented issues. In his free time, he likes to read, play The Legend of Zelda games, play guitar, and travel.

Ready to upskill? Get started