Objects and arrays

All Java programs are compiled into class files that contain bytecodes, the machine language of the Java virtual machine. This article takes a look at the bytecodes that manipulate objects and arrays. (2,500 words)

12/01/96

Floating-point arithmetic

All Java programs are compiled into class files which contain bytecodes, the machine language of the Java virtual machine. This article takes a look at the bytecodes that implement the floating-point capabilities of Java. (2,500 words)...

10/01/96

Bytecode basics

All Java programs are compiled into class files that contain bytecodes, the machine language of the Java virtual machine. Here's a first look at Java's bytecodes. (3,500 words)

09/01/96

The Java class file lifestyle

A key component of Java is the Java class file -- a precisely defined file format to which Java programs are compiled. The class file can be loaded by any Java Virtual Machine implementation and is the vehicle for the transmission of...

07/01/96

The lean, mean, virtual machine

A key component of Java is the Java Virtual Machine -- a virtual computer, typically implemented in software on top of a "real" hardware platform and operating system, that runs compiled Java programs. Thanks to the JVM, programs...

06/01/96

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