Prior to EclipseME, I spent quite a bit of time on jMechanic. Like EclipseME, jMechanic is a plugin for the Eclipse. jMechanic provides the ability to do performance profiling using Sun’s HPROF interface in their JVM.

jMechanic is no longer being developed. At one point, I had hopes that the Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform Project would provide a top-notch profiling solution for use in the Eclipse IDE.  Unfortunately, while the tools are certainly powerful, they have never really proved to be highly user friendly.  These days when I need to do profiling, I tend to use the excellent jProfiler tool.

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