Join Simon Allardice for an in-depth discussion in this video The memory footprint of an application, part of Foundations of Programming: Code Efficiency.
If you have a running application you should right…now be able to use some tool, whether something…basic like task manager or activity monitor or more…advanced like the ones we've covered n the previous section.…And just get to the one number your overall memory utilization.…The memory footprint of this process, this running application.…Now it's true that this number, whether that's one megabyte or two gigabytes or…anything in between, is a bit of an oversimplification of what's really…going on, but it's still a useful number to stay aware of.…
For start, we want to make sure that during development, this number doesn't…seem to leap up unexpectedly, and certainly…not while we're just watching it run.…Now if you could look at the memory that any process is using when it runs, there's…actually quite a few different pieces of it that…could be considered part of this memory foot print.…There's the application code itself whether that's…compiled or partially compiled or Runtime code.…There's images, media There's our own…
Learn to choose the right data types, understand the pitfalls of using high-level languages, and decide where to spend your time. Plus, see how the underlying memory management model may have more of an impact than you realize, and what performance issues you can expect working with databases and web services.
- Identifying problems in the code
- Embracing constraints
- Using code analysis tools to measure performance
- Managing memory
- Managing disk-based and network resources
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