Garbage Collection Unleashed: Demystifying the Wizardry
JavaOne 2013 CON3948
Ryan A. Sciampacone, Senior Software Developer, IBM JTC
Abstract: Problems with garbage collection? Pauses too long? Maybe too frequent? Other than telling you to give your application more memory, does staring at the logs yield little to no information? Ready to throw your hands up in frustration? Many application developers struggle with understanding where they may have gone wrong from either a deployment or a development perspective when garbage collection becomes a suspect. This presentation aims to demystify some of the mechanics of garbage collection technologies by looking at a series of problems, mapping them back to the implementation in simple terms, and understanding what this means about the collection and your application and how to address the issue.