Detecting and Solving Memory Problems in .NET
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Detecting and Solving Memory Problems in .NET

About the Book

This book is a collection of tips and trick mostly published previously in the form of blog posts and tutorials, and is centered around working efficiently with memory management in .NET.  The content is based on the experience we've had here at JetBrains when developing such well-known products as ReSharper, dotCover, dotTrace, dotMemory and others. In other words, this book is our vision of best practices in finding and solving memory issues in .NET applications.

About the Author

Alexey Totin

Alexey started as a developer of measurement and analytical instruments for the nuclear industry. He spent almost seven years developing desktop and embedded software for various measurement solutions. Though creating user manuals and other guides was only a small part of his job, after some time he found himself spending more and more time on technical communication. Little by little, explaining complex things in simple words became his real passion. Alexey is a regular contributor to JetBrains blogs and authors various educational materials.

Table of Contents

  • JetBrains Technical Series
    • About This Book
    • How the Book Is Organized
    • Acknowledgements
  • About the Author
  • Why Should I Care about Memory?
    • Types of Memory Issues
    • How Can I Find These Issues?
    • What Does Memory Profiling Look Like Exactly?
  • What Tools Do I Need?
  • Memory Leaks
    • How .NET Stores Objects in Memory
    • Who Retains the Object? A Common Approach of Detecting Memory Leaks
    • What If a Leak Is Not Obvious? Automatic Inspections
    • How to Fight
    • What If There Is Nothing Suspicious in the Object’s Retention Path? GC Roots
    • Summary
  • High Memory Traffic
    • How Garbage Collection Works
    • Considerations on Fighting High Memory Traffic
    • Things Worth Looking For
    • Summary
  • Ineffective Memory Usage
    • Who Retains Memory?
    • What Methods Allocate the Most Memory?
    • Things Worth Looking For
    • Summary
  • Memory Profiling in Unit Tests
    • How It Works
    • When to Use dotMemory Unit
    • Example 1. Checking for Specific Objects
    • Example 2. Selecting Objects by a Number of Conditions
    • Example 3. Checking Memory Traffic
    • Example 4. Complex Scenarios for Checking Memory Traffic
    • Example 4: Comparing Snapshots
  • Memory Profiling in Continuous Integration
    • Integration with JetBrains TeamCity
  • Conclusion
    • dotMemory and dotTrace

About the Publisher

This book is published on Leanpub by JetBrains

We help developers work faster by automating common, repetitive tasks to enable them to stay focused on code design and the big picture. We provide tools to explore and familiarize with code bases faster. Our products make it easy for you to take care of quality during all stages of development and spend less time on maintenance tasks. 

Our JetBrains Technical Series of books focuses on general computer science topics as well as tooling.


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