Wednesday Jan 13, 2010

Minimize Garbage Generation: GC is your Friend, not your Servant

Automatic memory management, a.k.a Garbage Collection, is one of the main benefits of a managed object-oriented language like Java. But in many ways its presence has made us lazy and sloppy: we don't care about generating garbage because "objects are cheap" and "the GC can clean it up easily". There is some truth in that, but it isn't a universal constant! Not all GCs are the same and sloppy habits can come back to haunt you in a real-time environment.[Read More]

Monday Sep 14, 2009

Real-time Java at OOPSLA 2009

Come and join us at OOPSLA 2009[Read More]

Tuesday Apr 15, 2008

Roll up! Roll up! It's JavaOne time again and Real-Time is hitting the Big Time

It's only a few short weeks until JavaOne 2008 and real-time features prominently in this years conference.

If you can't make JavaOne this year, the hands-on labs will be available for download after the event through Sun Developer Network - look for Lab 7420. [Read More]

Thursday Jan 31, 2008

Priorities, Scheduling and Real-time

With the early access release of Sun's Java Real-time System on Linux now available, it seems a suitable time to discuss priority scheduling in real-time systems and how things differ between the Solaris and Linux platforms.[Read More]
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