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Java and Garbage: How to collect?

Java and Garbage: How to collect?

Most of us don't want to go back to the days of malloc and free, but the garbage collector isn't always our friend.

In this presentation, you'll learn about the different garbage collection strategies used in JVMs, how to monitor garbage collection, analyze memory dumps, and why you might want to use one collection strategy instead of another.

Douglas Hawkins

Douglas Hawkins has been passionately developing software for the past 10 years -- creating applications for bioinformatics, finance, and retail.

However, Doug's true interest is exploring and explaining the low-level details inside the virtual machines that we use everyday. To make byte code more accessible, he created the open-source Java Assembler Kit (JAK) which provides a fluent API for producing Java

byte code and includes a REPL to allow for interactive experimentation.

Doug lives in Boston and is a regular presenter at both the Boston Java Meetup and the New England Java User's Group.

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  • Mark K.

    Was there a copy of the slide deck? Great presentation.

    May 4, 2013

  • Rick U.

    This will be my first Boston Java meet up!

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    March 7, 2013

  • Scott C.

    Looking forward to it

    March 7, 2013

  • Laura

    I am coming from a class, will be a bit late:(

    (Off topic) How are people capturing outgoing SMS in Android? I have looked high and low, unable to find something stable.... DEEPLY GRATEFUL for any wisdom/advice you're willing to share.... email is [masked](don't want to distract from topic)

    March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Which room is it?

    February 19, 2013

    • Mark K.

      It will be in one of our 2nd floor conference rooms. Folks will gather in our main lobby before coming upstairs.

      February 25, 2013

  • Richard J. B.

    An interesting topic, but I am not in town. Is there any chance that this will be recorded?

    February 19, 2013

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