Grab a free copy of “Under the hood of .NET Memory Management”

If you’ve ever wondered about .NET memory management, or had to get into the guts of your code to track down a memory leak, or wanted to make sure that your code performs as fast as possible, and with a small memory footprint, then I’ve got a book you should read. At the risk of being biased, it’s a book which I edited, and took from concept to print.

'Under The Hood of .NET Memory Management', by Chris Farrell and Nick Harrison

More to the point, it’s an eBook which is currently free to download: “Under the hood of .NET memory Management” by Chris Farrell and Nick Harrison. The book normally retails on Amazon for about $22, but you can download it for free (split into two parts) from the Red Gate website.

The book is part of an on-going project by Red Gate to help .NET developers learn more about .NET memory management (and thus write better code or debug issues faster). The front-man for this is Ricky Leeks, who (with a little help) regularly sources and publishes substantial .NET content.

If you want to know what’s on offer, here’s a quick summary:

Chris Farrell opens up with some great chapters laying out the .NET memory management model, and closes the book with some deeper dives into the Windows memory model and advanced .NET memory considerations like parallelism and 64-bit vs 32-bit. In the middle, Nick Harrison (who is a regular author over on Simple-Talk), walks through .NET memory troubleshooting and some handy platform-specific tips covering everything from ASP.NET to WPF.

“Under the hood of .NET memory management” is pretty comprehensive, and I’d strongly recommend it to anyone who wants to take their debugging and development up a notch (and not just because I worked on it). Grab your free copy, and check out Ricky Leeks’ top tips (which are regularly updated, and well worth a read).


EDIT: Part 2 of the eBook is now available, along with a link back to part 1 if you missed it.


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About Chris

A background in technical publishing; editing articles on Simple-Talk and SQLServerCentral for 3 years now. When I’ve not been editing articles, I’ve been editing or proofing books covering everything from .NET performance testing to Exchange Server, XML Schema Design, and the SQL Server Query Optimizer. I built a few websites to help pay my way through college, but the less said about them, the better.

8 thoughts on “Grab a free copy of “Under the hood of .NET Memory Management”

  1. Michael Bate

    Sorry, but I only see part 1 as being downloadable for free (I downloaded it a while ago). The entire book seems to only be available in hardcopy form. I’d be glad to pay for part 2 as a PDF but apparently cannot.

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  5. Daniel Harris

    Where is the download for part 2? A Microsoft email had a link to it, but I think it takes you to a different free download for some reason.

    Is it still available? (Part 2)

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