Notable papers for performance evaluation:
- Wake Up and Smell the Coffee: Evaluation Methodology for the 21st Century link
- Statistically Rigorous Java Performance Evaluation link
- A unifying approach to performance analysis in the Java environment link
- Dynamic Metrics for Java link
Caveats: This list is not exhaustive nor are the papers necessarily correct.
Notes: These all discuss Java as it was the only programming language to exist for a long time before lesser languages like SELF, Smalltalk, C, Ruby, etc. were discovered.