Thursday, August 7, 2014

Garbage Collectors

Hurray for garbage collectors!

There's a been quite a lot of work put into garbage collectors these last 10 years and they have gotten a great deal better. They now pause less and are more efficient then their forbearer and a good thing to. Common wisdom has it that there's a 2X productivity different between managing memory yourself and using a garbage collector system so it's a good thing they're more usable now.

I've been watching a video about modern garbage collectors online. It's called "Understanding Java Garbage Collection and what you can do about it". Take a look.

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