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sezer akyol

Joined: Nov 18, 2001
Posts: 8
Hi all Ranchers,
I was taking some garbage tests and come up with questions involving the terms "Mark-sweep garbage collection...",
"weak reference", "phantom reference", "strong reference", "memory-sensitive caching algorithms" vs vs ....
I guess these subjects are not asked in the real exam but anyway i wanna get satisfied and sure that it'll be so by your comments....
Thanx 2 all in advance....

Sezer Akyol<BR>-------------------<BR>Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform
Valentin Crettaz
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Joined: Aug 26, 2001
Posts: 7610
no those topics do not belong to the exam but it is good to know them. You may want to read the following article
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Jose Botella
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Joined: Jul 03, 2001
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Also the book Inside the Java 2 Virtual Machine by Bill Venners can help on this. You can read some chapters at

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