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Java Memory Management: Values and References

It’s undeniably frustrating to need to restart an application due to performance issues. Did you know that this is often caused by poor memory management, though? Not only do you have the power to address it as a Java developer—you can prevent it altogether. In this course, instructor Maaike van Putten offers you a detailed look at how to deploy effective memory management solutions in Java.

Explore what gets stored where and why, and how you can exploit the differences to your advantage as a developer. Learn more about heap vs. stack storage, focusing on values, references, objects, and primitives, as well as their implications for better memory management. Get tips on escaping references and garbage collections as you develop your eye for seeing—and solving—new types of problems in your code.

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