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Programmer's Guide to Java™ Certification, A: A Comprehensive Primer, Second Edition by Rolf W. Rasmussen, Khalid A. Mughal

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Chapter Summary

The following information was included in this chapter:

  • discussion of automatic garbage collection, including the workings of the garbage collector and guidelines for facilitating garbage collection

  • discussion of object finalization and chaining as part of garbage collection

  • discussion of static and instance initializers, both as initializer expressions and as initializer blocks

  • the role played by initializers in initializing objects, classes, and interfaces

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