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Understanding JVM Garbage Collection – Part 2

GC Mark, Sweep, and Compact Basics The Mark and Sweep algorithm is the basis for garbage collection in Java. Although the actual algorithms used by the JVM are considerably more complex, the mark and sweep algorithm forms the basis of garbage collection in the JVM and must be understood. As you might have guessed there […]

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Understanding JVM Garbage Collection – Part 1

Java is a popular language for business and enterprise computing. Java and the JVM have enjoyed enormous success over the last two decades. Java was initially considered a slow language (late 90’s). That changed with the introduction of the HotSpot virtual machine in April 99. HotSpot improved performance via “just in time” compilation and adaptive optimisation. Since […]

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