Architecting with Garbage Collection in Mind

Track: Performance
Skill Level: Intermediate
Room: Room A316
Time Slot: Fri 2/24, 10:30 AM
Tags: garbage collection , performance , core java

HotSpot provides a variety of garbage collectors with a variety of strengths and weaknesses. To get the most out of our applications, we need to pick the right garbage collector and design to take advantage of its strengths and avoid its weaknesses.

In this presentation, you’ll learn about criteria for picking a garbage collector, how to measure GC performance, and how to write code that works with rather than against the GC.

Doug Hawkins

Douglas Hawkins has been passionately developing software for the past 10 years – creating applications for bioinformatics, finance, and retail.

However, Doug’s true interest has always been in exploring and explaining the low-levels inside the virtual machines that we use everyday. To make byte code more accessible, he created the open-source Java Assembler Kit (JAK) which provides a fluent API for producing Java byte code and includes a REPL to allow for interactive experimentation.

Recently, Doug moved to Sunnyvale CA to pursue his interest in VMs full-time as a VM Engineer at Azul Systems.