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Understanding Java Garbage Collection and What You Can Do about It

Posted by Gil Tene  on  Oct 17, 2012

Gil Tene explains how a garbage collector works, covering the fundamentals, mechanism, terminology and metrics. He classifies several GCs, and introduces Azul C4.

Understanding Java Garbage Collection and What You Can Do about It

Posted by Gil Tene  on  Dec 05, 2011 14

Gil Tene explains the workings of a garbage collector: terminology, metrics, fundamentals, key mechanisms, classification of current GCs, the “Application Memory Wall” problem, and details Azul C4 GC.

Fast Bytecodes for Funny Languages

Posted by Cliff Click  on  Dec 02, 2008

In this presentation from the JVM Languages Summit 2008, Cliff Click discusses how to optimize generated bytecode for running on the JVM. Click analyzes and reports on Java, Scala, Clojure, JRuby, JPC and JavaScript/Rhino and points out several places where each of them could increase their performance such as elimination of FixNums, escape analysis and best practices for testing bytecode.

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