Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 3rd and 4th, 2009

Ronn Black

Black Tie Software
About Ronn
Ronn has over 20 years of experience in the computer industry ranging from real-time factory floor applications to real-time stock trading applications and many areas in between.

He has worked for Silicon Valley startups, large financial firms in New York and San Francisco and a few companies that were well over the line of what could be called fringe.
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Speaking Sessions

  • Deep Dumpster Diving

    11:00 AM Saturday   Room: 4218
    The .NET garbage collector provides a high-speed memory allocation service and promises to minimize if not eliminate the work associated with managing your applications memory. However, this benefit comes with a cost that is not always easy to quantify. When it is ignored it has the potential to drastically reduce your application performance and in extreme cases introduce memory leaks that can be hard to find.<br/> <br/> In this session I will do a review of .NET memory management and introduce the IDisposable pattern. I will then show several techniques to analyze when this pattern is needed, examine some common patterns that have the potential to create memory leaks and how to avoid these mistakes.<br/> <br/> Lastly I will show some techniques for identifying when you have problems with memory thrashing and how to narrow down problems with memory leaks.