Calvin Hsia's WebLog

thoughts from a professional developer

April, 2013

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    Does the CLR release memory when no longer needed?

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    A colleague asked the other day if the CLR releases memory when it’s no longer needed. Suppose you allocate lots of memory, then release it. The CLR will grow the managed heap (the green below), but it will also shrink it if it can. All memory in a process...
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    Cartoon animation works great on Surface Pro

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    I showed my 9 year old son a cool drawing program called Physamajig , in which users can draw objects, which behave like real physical objects, including reacting to gravity, friction, and bounce. He was having fun with it on my Surface RT and it reminded...
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