Finalization

Finalization is expensive.  It has the following costs…<snip of 2, 930 additional words>… Subject to all of the above, we guarantee that we will dequeue your object and initiate a call to the Finalize method.  We do not guarantee that your Finalize method can be JITted without running out of stack or memory.  We do […]

Speeding XML

< blockquote dir=”ltr” style=”MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px”> Sun has posted an article claiming that Java is <a title=”http://java.sun.com/performance/reference/whitepapers/XML_Test-1_0.pdf” href=”http://java.sun.com/performance/reference/whitepapers/XML_Test-1_0.pdf”” xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml”>faster than .NET for processing XML.… via [Better Living Through Software] It’s quite possible that Sun has achieved major improvements to their XML processing, since it used to be quite poor compared to .NET 1.0’s performance. The competitive […]