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Blog Archive for hiheiss during September 2007

I recommend taking a look at "How to Handle Java Finalization's Memory-Retention Issues," by Sun's Tony Printezis on java.sun.com. Finalization allows you to perform postmortem cleanup on objects that the garbage collector has found to be unreachable. It's normally used to reclaim native resources associated with an object. Tony describes how finalization is implemented in a JVM; he identifies...
Please tell me what you think of Sun chief open source officer Simon Phipps's analysis of open source communities that I've summarized in an article on java.sun.com. Simon has overseen the open sourcing of the Java platform for Sun since his arrival in 2000 -- he's very thoughtful. (Here's Simon's blog. Some brief points: Now that software communities are easy to create and showing up everywhere...