Some quick tips to speed up Java and lower it’s memory usage

Java is an excellent programming language but too often the JVM seems to slow it down. Yes I know that there have been tremendous speed improvements in recent versions but the fact remains that it can still feel slow. It also tends to use an insane amount of memory to do just about anything (the heap is cheap is the name of the game!). Well thankfully there are ways you can tighten the JVM’s belt and even fine tune its garbage collection process.