My MSDN Magazine article entitled Debug Leaky Apps: Identify and Prevent Memory Leaks in Managed Code has been published in the January 2007 issue. Go check it out!

Due to space constraints, the editors at MSDN Magazine left a few acknowledgements on the cutting room floor. I would like to acknowledge Rico Mariani (MS) for coining the term “midlife crisis” as it applies to the garbage collector. His blog is full of excellent perf advice and insight. I would also like to acknowledge Tess Ferrandez (MS) as one of the examples in the article is based on her blog post, “Does Page.Cache leak memory?“.

Finally, a very special thanks to my spouse, Risa Kawchuk, for her patience and excellent editing of the many versions of the manuscript.