Types of References in Java

One of the most popular facilities in the Java Virtual Machine is the Garbage Collector. It is responsible for scanning the memory in runtime, locating and deleting the objects that will no longer be used by the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Hence, it manages the memory resources this way and takes away this obligation from the developer.

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