When the application loads up, the memory for Firefox jumps about 20-30 mbs. By right, when you leave the page... that 20-30 mb leap is supposed 2 disappear. They have a very basic example and it always comes back down. The memory is jumped by is reclaimed.
My application however, is now having a bit of trouble releasing the memory, so I know I have some leaks that I need to get rid of.
So I believe my questions are as follows:
1. How can I use tools like Firebug and it's profiling to rid me of leaks. For example, what exactly does the run time stipulate about a function? What information do they provide that can point me to a possible leak?
2. What's the best way to go about finding these leaks in the first place? Is watching the memory of firefox a good place to start? What tools are there?