Garbage Collection, like Backgammon takes minutes to learn and a lifetime to master. In this article Master trainer/consultant Ben Evans summarizes his recent InfoQ presentation "Visualizing Garbage Collection" where he discusses Garbage Collection from the ground up.
Many articles describe how a poorly tuned garbage collector can bring an application's SLA to its knees. The G1 collector replaces the conventional algorithms with a concept of “regions” 4
Do the hundreds of JVM start-up flags baffle you when trying to tune the garbage collector? This article will explain the tradeoffs when choosing and tuning garbage collection algorithms 1
InfoQ examines how Azul's collector works, and explores some techniques you can use to test the impact of garbage collection in your applications.