Thursday, April 16, 2009

Java RTS book preview

I have been reading the book on Java Real Time, by Eric J Bruno. I have had the privilege of having access to the draft of the book since Eric is a friend and a colleague. I spent some time on the second chapter of the book which is a detailed primer on Java Automatic Memory Management aka garbage collection. He has done a great job introducing GC, and several different types of garbage collection algorithms including the latest Garbage First (G1) collector.

He introduces various real time garbage collectors as well and builds up to his next chapter where he talks about the Java Real Time System in detail.

This book is valuable for all java developers who are interested in learning the under the hood workings of the JVM.

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