What is thread dump and heap dump

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This is a quite typical post across multiple sites. A user shows up and asks a very broad question, one which could be solved quite well by reviewing existing online references available via google.

One of the core attributes of a performance tester, independent of tool, is the command of refined research skills. This poster illustrates a quite severe problem with the current state of the industry, participants with few (if any) core foundation skills to leverage. This unwillingness (or inability) to engage in primary research will not serve this person well if they are in a performance testing role.

What is thread dump and heap dump