New on the Java zone: 28 February 2012
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We've got a couple of new and interesting items for your reading and listening pleasure this week on the Java zone.
First up: If your Java application code uses complex data structures, especially collections, it's all too easy to incur unnecessary memory overhead. In From Java code to Java heap, Chris Bailey of the IBM Java Technology Center deconstructs the memory usage of Java data structures, helping you design and develop applications with an optimal balance between performance and memory footprint. And he shows how to analyze your existing code's memory usage with the IBM Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools for Java - Memory Analyzer.
Next, we continue our regular technical podcast series with a fantastic installment from the folks at Toura, creators of Mulberry, an end-to-end toolkit for mobile application development using web technologies. If you're not familiar with Mulberry or PhoneGap to which it's built, you need to listen now!
Finally, I want to call your attention to a couple of new communities we've started on developerWorks: RAD for mobile devices and Innovations in Health IT. I encourage you to join and post relevant materials, contribute to discussions, and engage your peers.