LMAX Disruptor: Mechanical sympathy, a quality of great C/C++ programmers, rediscovered in Java world?

We learn this all the time, testing is a fundamental part of crafting great software – yet it seems to often be relegated for all sorts of reasons. This oldish article by Martin Fowler on LMAX Disruptor shines a light on the value of performance testing, and mechanical sympathy as a crucial skill for crafting great software solutions.