Presentation Download: Cincom VisualWorks Object Memory Management (4.56 MB)
Memory management and garbage collection are often taken for granted. However, they are critical factors that affect application performance. Tuning the delicate interaction between the VM and the image with regards to object creation and reclamation is often difficult because there are many moving parts. This presentation provides a clear picture of how object memory is managed in VisualWorks, shows how several enhancements have made the tuning task significantly easier and much more rewarding, and discusses several key improvements that will make VisualWorks even better in the near future.