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The Garbage Collection Handbook: The Art of Automatic Memory Management (Chapman & Hall/CRC Applied Algorithms and Data Structures series)

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Published in 1996, Richard Jones’s Garbage Collection was a milestone book in the field. Since the field has changed considerably, there is a need for an updated look at where garbage collection and memory management research stands today. This book explores new challenges, such as concurrency and parallelism, while following the successful format of the previous book. It

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Hardcover, 528 pages
Published July 25th 2011 by Taylor & Francis, Inc. (first published May 15th 2010)
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Aaron Patterson
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book will give you excellent pointers to add to your remembered set!
Nick Black
eagerly waiting for this one to come out...soon, soon my pretties
Konrad Kokosa
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely brilliant book on the subject of automatic memory management. Kudos to the authors for such a complex and thourough gathering of so huge material on the subject. Well-thought-out structure of the book makes it easy to learn even it so comprehensive. You will learn here probably every possible variant of the garbage collector, from basic concepts to some implementation details (in pseudo-doce). It puts a lot emphasis on theory, only mentioning specific implementations (i.e. JVM).

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Paul Bone
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The best overview of garbage collection.

This book provides the best broad overview of garbage collection, while also providing enough detail that readers will be able follow and analyse more detailed literature on specific GC algorithms. Jones also provides many references, along with those on his website for further reading.

Definitely worth-while if you're planning to implement a garbage collector.
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