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Richard Jones, Antony Hosking, Eliot Moss
Published in 1996, Richard Jones’s Garbage Collection was a milestone in the area of automatic memory management. The field has grown considerably since then, sparking a need for an updated look at the latest state-of-the-art developments. The Garbage Collection Handbook: The Art of Automatic Memory Management brings together a wealth of knowledge gathered by automatic memory management researchers and developers over the past fifty years. The authors compare the most important approaches and state-of-the-art techniques in a single, accessible framework. The book addresses new challenges to garbage collection made by recent advances in hardware and software. It explores the consequences of these changes for designers and implementers of high performance garbage collectors. Along with simple and traditional algorithms, the book covers parallel, incremental, concurrent, and real-time garbage collection. Algorithms and concepts are often described with pseudocode and illustrations. The nearly universal adoption of garbage collection by modern programming languages makes a thorough understanding of this topic essential for any programmer. This authoritative handbook gives expert insight on how different collectors work as well as the various issues currently facing garbage collectors. Armed with this knowledge, programmers can confidently select and configure the many choices of garbage collectors. Web Resource The book’s online bibliographic database at www.gchandbook.org includes over 2,500 garbage collection-related publications. Continually updated, it contains abstracts for some entries and URLs or DOIs for most of the electronically available ones. The database can be searched online or downloaded as BibTeX, PostScript, or PDF.
Mike Keith, Merrick Schincariol
Pro JPA 2, Second Edition introduces, explains, and demonstrates how to use the new Java Persistence API (JPA) 2.1 from the perspective of one of the specification creators. A one-of-a-kind resource, it provides both theoretical and extremely practical coverage of JPA usage for both beginning and advanced developers. Authors Mike Keith and Merrick Schincariol take a hands–on approach, based on their wealth of experience and expertise, by giving examples to illustrate each concept of the API and showing how it is used in practice. The examples use a common model from an overriding sample application, giving readers a context from which to start and helping them to understand the examples within an already familiar domain. After completing the book, you will have a full understanding of JPA and be able to successfully code applications using its annotations and APIs. The book also serves as an excellent reference guide during initial and later JPA application experiences. Hands-on examples for all aspects of the JPA specification Expert insight about various aspects of the API and when they are useful Portability hints to provide increased awareness of the potential for non–portable JPA code What you’ll learn How to get started with enterprise applications using JPA 2.1 Simple and advanced object–relational mapping techiques How to use the complete Entity Manager API How to create queries using the query language (JP QL) and the Criteria API Locking, concurrency, and other advanced concepts How to use XML mapping files and descriptors How to package and deploy your Java Persistence applications How to test your Java Persistence applications Who this book is for The book generally targets enterprise and persistence developers who fall in one of three categories: Those who are new to persistence; we will offer an introduction to persistence and to the basic concepts so these readers can have solid base from which to become proficient at JPA. Those who know and/or use existing ORM persistence products such as Hibernate or TopLink/EclipseLink. Those who have already used JPA and want to learn about newer features introduced by JPA 2.1, or have a good reference book to consult when they develop JPA applications. In general, we assume that the reader is knowledgeable with Java, SQL, and JDBC, and has a little knowledge of Java EE. Table of Contents Introduction Getting Started Enterprise Applications Object Relational Mapping Collection Mapping Entity Manager Using Queries Java Persistence Query Language Criteria Advanced Object Relational Mapping Advanced Queries Advanced Topics XML Mapping Files Packaging and Deployment Testing
The emerging reactive model is ideal for high-performance web applications that need to manage the unpredictably-bursty behavior of the web, along with the potential instability of running on networks not fully controlled. By using application components that communicate asynchronously as they react to user and system events, reactive applications are more scalable, responsive, and fault-tolerant than standard monolithic applications. For web developers working in Java or Scala, the Play framework makes it easy to implement reactive applications without taking on the overhead of building everything from scratch. Reactive Web Applications teaches web developers how to benefit from the reactive application architecture and presents hands-on examples using the Play framework. It introduces Play as a framework to handle the plumbing of applications. The book alternates between chapters that introduce reactive ideas like asynchronous programming, managing distributed state, and fault tolerance and examples that show how to build such applications using Play. Readers new to Play will be able to learn from the ground up. Those already using Play will get a deeper look at how to implement reactive web applications effectively. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.