Last week, we had the author of TDD for a Shopping Website LiveProject. Friday at 11am Ranch time, Steven Solomon will be hosting a live TDD session just for us. See for the agenda and registration link
A two minute hack would seem to give anecdotal evidence that operations on intern'ed string are marginally faster, but that the inclusion of the intern call itself pushes your time back out to the original (in a small op set). What effect there is on memory I don't know. I would be interested to know what the HotSpot people have to say, or if anyone has a larger test case than I had time to put together...
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