Thanks to jlouis I found (well, jlouis pointed me to…) Java performance [PDF, 10p.], a bonus note for Peter Sestofts book “Java precisely”, packed with performance enhancing tips for Java programmers. There's also older downloadable & hyperlinked PDF versions of the book available. A second edition of it updated for Java 5.0 “Tiger” (the Java version formerly known as Java 1.5.0) is underway scheduled for spring next year. I think I want that.
I haven't been blogging all summer, so many of you probably don't know that I'm now transforming into a Java whore by means of a Java XML Developer course [PDF, 110KB, 2p.] by ITA. Excellent course, I'm very happy with it.