Category Archives: Java

Let’s make the stack explode in Java!

In one of my lectures about memory management in Java, I was looking for a quick and simple way to demonstrate the influence of local variables on the stack memory usage. So what came to my mind was this: Local … Continue reading

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A simple way to obfuscate string literals

By Andre M. Maier While I was sitting in a doctor’s waiting room last week, it occurred to me that I could send out a geeky holiday greeting to my younger programming students. Naturally, as a teacher, I wanted to … Continue reading

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Let’s make the heap explode!

This blog entry is dedicated to those who teach computer science at high schools and vocational schools. In one of my Java programming classes, only few of the students showed up. It didn’t seem to make sense to continue with … Continue reading

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