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 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.