Garbage Collection - The Useful Parts

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Presented by Martijn Verburg and John Oliver: Garbage Collection - The Useful Parts

This presentation will give the busy Java/JVM developer an overview of how Garbage Collection in the JVM works and the common collectors that are used. We'll also cover how to read and interpret the scary log format and most importantly, offer strategies to deal with badly behaving memory (e.g. The dreaded OOME!).
Who Should Attend:
Any Java or JVM language developer who wants to learn about the deep dark secrets of the GC sub system.
Martijn Verburg: Martijn has over 12 years experience as a technology professional and OSS mentor in a variety of environments from start-ups to large enterprises.
Some career highlights include overhauling technology stacks and SDLC practices at major IBs, mentoring large vendors on technical community management, and running large distributed development teams at a variety of organisations.
He is the co-leader of the London Java Community (over 2800 developers) and leads the global effort for the Java User Group "Adopt a JSR" and "Adopt OpenJDK" programmes.
Martijn's book "The Well-Grounded Java Developer" (with Ben Evans) was published by Manning in 2012.
As a leading expert on technical team optimisation, his talks and presentations are in high demand by major conferences (JavaOne, Devoxx, OSCON, FOSDEM, QCon, etc). Often you'll find him challenging the industry status quo in his alter ego "The Diabolical Developer".
Martijn holds a BSc in Computer Science and a BCA in Information Systems from Victoria University of Wellington.
John Oliver: John is a keen developer and Matlab guru.
John has performed research and development in many languages for 15 years, on various platforms from micro controllers, robots, simulations, desktop applications and web services. He has previously worked on static analysis tools and is particularly interested in reducing our reliance on the relatively blunt and time consuming tools such as unit testing. John also has a special ability to make our continuous deployment chain just work.
He delivers all sorts of interesting analysis on our raw data, and is interested in bringing signal processing and machine learning techniques to analysing performance problems...despite us endlessly needling him about his love for Matlab.
John holds a PhD in Engineering from Warwick University working on algorithms for coordinating mobile robotic teams. During his study he performed extensive work on both physical and simulated robotic platforms.
18:00/18:30: Doors Open
18:30 Martijn Verburg and John Oliver will present "Garbage Collection - The Useful Parts"
20:00/20:30: Networking
Please Note:
Nearest tube: Barbican
Nearest Coffee Shop: Sun Coffee Shop, 55-63 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7EN for if you arrive early
For after event drinks: The White Lion, 37 Central Street, City Road, London, EC1V 8AB
*Please note this is an LJC event. Skills Matter are hosting this event and are handling the attendance - it is essential that you confirm your place at this link: *

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