Let’s Talk About JVM Garbage Collection

22 Jan 2018
16:00 - 16:45

Let’s Talk About JVM Garbage Collection

Garbage collection is the most famous (infamous) JVM mechanism and it dates back to Java 1.0. Every Java developer knows about its existence yet most of the time we wish we can ignore its behaviour and assume it works perfectly. Unfortunately this is not the case and if you are ignoring it, GC may hit you really hard…. in production. Furthermore the information that you may find on the web can be a lot of times misleading. In this talk I will try to demystify some of the misconceptions around GC by understanding how different GC mechanisms work and how to make the right decisions in order to make them work for you.