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Faraz Ka
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Hello,

I am new to JVM and I need to know about the best books, pointers, blogs etc. that talks about the JVM internals, heap, offheap, method area, stack memory allocation, object creation etc in great detail.

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Faraz
 
Joanne Neal
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The JVM Specification is probably the best place to start, but there is one question I need to ask:
Why do you want to know this ?
If you are interested in the internal workings of the JVM, that's fine, but I just wanted to be sure you understood that you don't need to know much (if any) of this to program in Java.
 
Tim Cooke
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The second question is which JVM? There are many and each will most likely be implemented differently.
 
Faraz Ka
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Thanks Tim and Joanne for the reply. I'm interested in knowing about the HotSpot one!

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Faraz
 
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I recently read a book on Java Performance by Charlie Hunt. And in that the author explains the JVM components like GC, JIT very well. I would recommend any Java developer to read those chapters covering JVM components.
 
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