How to Manage Native C++ Memory in Android (Google I/O ’17)

Android native applications typically use Java objects that “own” C++ objects. When the Java garbage collector detects that the Java object is no longer needed, the Java object either explicitly deallocates the C++ object, or decrements its reference count. Choreographing this Java-C++ interaction can be subtle, and mistakes can result in hard-to-diagnose memory corruption. We’ll point out interesting pitfalls, and provide advice for avoiding them. If you are an Android C++ developer, you don’t want to miss this talk.

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