This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
The heap is just an area of memory in the computer's RAM. It doesn't have anything to do with "heap" as a data structure. If you look at the Wikipedia page for 'Heap' you'll see that it has two different meanings: