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March 14, 2008 | Vol 5 Issue 11


In This Issue:

>> TechTip: Garbage Collection: It's a Dirty Job, But Someone Has to Do It
>> German CeBIT Show Ends, but International Offspring Abound

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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Garbage Collection: It's a Dirty Job, But Someone Has to Do It

Is Java's "heap" functionality killing your application's performance?

By David Mayle

When I started working with Java on the iSeries, my first impressions were not very favorable because the performance was horrible. Over the years, however, I've found that by using a few simple tricks, Java's performance can be greatly improved.


One of the biggest performance killers in an otherwise well-written application is a process known as "garbage collection."


Feature Article - Analysis
German CeBIT Show Ends, but International Offspring Abound

With attendance reaching almost the half-million mark, organizers this year will take their success to other shows around the world.

By Chris Smith

CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, experienced a modest rebirth this year as show organizers reduced the time of the trade fair from seven days to six and took other steps to invigorate the format. Final numbers for participation by the end of the show affirmed that the effort apparently worked. Some 5,845 exhibitors from 77 countries participated, and attendance totaled 495,000, up 3 percent over last year.


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