Designing for Garbage Collection

  • July 30, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Gregg Donovan, Senior Software Engineer, Etsy

Understanding the impact of garbage collection, both at a single node and a cluster level, is key to developing high-performance, high-availability applications when using a garbage collected language. We will explore the basics of common garbage collection algorithms, how to monitor your runtime, and how to measure success when tuning GC.

At a cluster-level, we will review how to design for partial availability -- how to avoid sending requests to a GCing node and how to be resilient to mid-request GC pauses. We will review the code Etsy uses to implement its custom 'Banner' protocol used to detect GCing JVM nodes at request-time. For application development, we will review common memory leak scenarios and how to detect them.

Special thanks to 10Gen for generously offering a space to host Tuesday's meetup!

 

 

 

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  • Joly M.

    August 2, 2013

  • Mike B.

    Gregg's slides are available here:
    http://www.slideshare.net/greggny3/designing-for-garbage-collection

    Keep an eye out for Joly's video!

    July 31, 2013

  • vignesh p.

    Excellent talk on gc n the tips.. Looking for the slides

    July 31, 2013

  • Lincoln

    Got an understanding of the techniques that can be used to maintain a consistent response time when backend JVMs might be undergoing GC.

    July 31, 2013

  • Zachary

    Looks like it would have been great; I didn't hear soon enough that I'd cleared the wait list. Next time

    July 30, 2013

  • Maxime B.

    Last minute thing came up :/ Sorry for the late notice

    July 30, 2013

  • Gabriel B.

    Family situation just came up. Can't attend :( 1 more spot available.

    July 30, 2013

  • Tendekai M.

    If a spot opens up, I'd love to attend. I wasn't sure if I was going to be in town. Turns out I am.

    July 30, 2013

  • Jordan E.

    Can't make it; making room for others.

    July 30, 2013

  • Sean K.

    Training run for NYC marathon got bumped to tonight. I hope there are slides.

    July 30, 2013

    • Sean K.

      I see there will be a video. Thanks Joly.

      July 30, 2013

  • Hao T.

    I want to join....how do I know if I got a spot ;(....

    July 28, 2013

  • Marcello

    Will a video/slides be available after the talk?

    July 23, 2013

    • Joly M.

      I have offered to vid.

      1 · July 24, 2013

    • Mike B.

      And we are taking Joly up on the offer. There will be a video coming out of the talk and posted to YouTube.

      2 · July 25, 2013

  • Zachary

    Sounds interesting.

    July 24, 2013

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