Garbage Collection and the gc() Method

This chapter describes the garbage collection supported provided by Java. Topics include unused objects, the JVM automatic garbage collection process, the garbage collection method gc() on the default Runtime object.

Garbage Collection and Unused Objects

The Automated Garbage Collection Process

gc() - The Garbage Collection Method

Example Program of Using the gc() Method

Conclusion:

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Installing JDK 1.8 on Windows

 Execution Process, Entry Point, Input and Output

 Primitive Data Types and Literals

 Bits, Bytes, Bitwise and Shift Operations

 Managing Bit Strings in Byte Arrays

 Reference Data Types and Variables

 StringBuffer - The String Buffer Class

 System Properties and Runtime Object Methods

 Generic Classes and Parameterized Types

 Generic Methods and Type Inference

 Lambda Expressions and Method References

 Execution Threads and Multi-Threading Java Programs

 ThreadGroup Class and "system" ThreadGroup Tree

 Synchronization Technique and Synchronized Code Blocks

 Deadlock Condition Example Programs

Garbage Collection and the gc() Method

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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