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|+title: Memory leak hunting in Java|
|+description: A bit about a recent memory leak hunt in a university project|
|+tags: java, code, ugent|
|+## What is this|
|+This semester at [UGent], we're following a course "Software-Development II".|
|+It's a Java-based course, were we learned a bit about design patterns, nothing|
|+really special. The fun part was that this course included a project. I'm not a|
|+big Java fan, but I do think it's not a bad language for cross-platform|
|+event-based GUI programming.|
|+Our project consisted of creating multimedia, peer-to-peer chat application. The|
|+"multimedia" part consisted of the fact that the application should find|
|+images (nothing fancy, just google image or Flickr search) relevant to the|
|+conversation subject and show these to the users. The user can then recommend|
|+images to the conversation partner.|
|+![Screenshot of the application]($root/images/2010-05-20-ch9k.png)|
|+## The problem|
|+Two weeks or so ago, the project was getting close to completion, and we were|
|+quite excited about this. However, at a certain point, we were testing the|
|+program slightly longer than usual, we suddenly got the not-so-awesome|
|+![The path to the GC roots]($root/images/2010-05-20-gc-roots.png)|