Cleaning up a bunch of code to reduce object instantiations got me thinking about the webservice layer. We are using POJO based webservices but it got to me wondering whether useless Stateless web service beans would improve memory usage. More accurately, whether it would improve garbage collection performance.
To test this, the plan was to build two versions of the same web service and load test it to see the memory and cpu utilisation to compare cost / performance.
In the process, I also discovered other differences.