Evaluating Java for Game Development
March 2002 - Jacob Marner
This article compares Java to C++ in an effort of finding advantages and disadvantages of Java for game development.
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Garbage Collection in the Java HotSpot Virtual Machine
Sep, 2004 - Tony Printezis
This article gives an overview over the different styles of garbage collectors used in Sun's Java VM.
Object finalization and cleanup
June, 1998 - Bill Venners
Explains the advantages and disadvantages of the finalize method in Java.