Java Is an awesome programming language and platform. One of its better features is automatic garbage collection. Ever wondered how that works?
I have written an online web course outlining the basics. Much of what is included has been published before in various white papers and such. However, this is updated for JDK 7 and includes some nice illustrations of the steps involved. Hope you like it.
A follow-on web course on the G1 garbage collector should follow in a week or so.