Dev Trends: Monitor, Control, and Extend with JMX: "Monitor, Control, and Extend with JMX
By Cameron O'Rourke
Improve your applications with Java Management Extensions.
One of the most interesting and yet overlooked features recently added to the Java platform is Java Management Extensions (JMX). The purpose of JMX is to provide a standard interface for monitoring and controlling Java applications. But the JMX architecture is so flexible that it is capable of much more than that. JMX has already started appearing in Oracle products (see Next Steps) and many other third-party products. In this column, I'll explain the basics of JMX and how it can help you build better Java applications."