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This is what I read/reading recently:
  1. Java HotSpot VM Memory Management whitepaper. Nice introduction to various GC algorithms used in HotSpot, GC command line flags and GC ergonomics, tools in particular jmap
    and jstat.

  2. Java(TM) Puzzlers : Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases
    . My maneger gave me a hard copy of this book during the recent JavaOne visit to US. (Thanks!) I've been reading puzzles in random order. I like the puzzles around the differences between shadowing,
    obscuring, overriding and hiding and overloading.
  3. JLS, third edition - no, no! I have not read it from cover-to-cover!!

    I am neither a computational theologist nor a compiler guy. But, I do find some fun reading the "holy books" of the theologists.

    First ever programming language spec. I read is The C programming language. Then, I read The Annotated C++ Reference Manual.

    Recently, my manager gave me a hard copy of Java Language Specification Third edition as well (Thanks again!). I am not sure how far I can/will read. Usually, I refer to the online copy of JLS . For a change, I've started reading the hard copy.


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  • A. Sundararajan Monday, June 12, 2006
    This is reply to a comment in my last post (by venky). The JavaOne presentations are available at http://java.sun.com/javaone/sf/sessions/main_session_pdfs.jsp
    Scripting presentation is part of "Java SE" bundle. Please note that presentations are available as bulk download -- you can download the entire "track" as one bundle.
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