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The language Java is enjoying a rapid rise in popularity as an application programming language. For many applications an effective provision of database facilities is required. Here we report on a particular approach to providing such facilities, called “orthogonal persistence”. Persistence allows data to have lifetimes that vary from transient(More)
The Multitasking Virtual Machine (called from now on simply MVM) is a modification of the Javaâ ¢ virtual machine. It enables safe, secure, and scalable multitasking. Safety is achieved by strict isolation of applications from one another. Resource control mechanisms augment security by preventing some denial-ofservice attacks. Improved scalability results(More)
Recent efforts aimed at improving the scalability of the Java TM platform have focused primarily on the safe collocation of multiple applications in the virtual machine. This is often beneficial for various performance metrics, but ultimately leads to a single-user multitasking environment. The lack of multiuser capabilities forms a barrier to the(More)
Sharing of code among applications executing in separate virtual machines can lead to memory footprint reductions and to performance improvements. The design of a general and acceptable sharing mechanism is challenging because of several constraints: performance considerations, the possibility of dynamic class loading, dependencies between shared code and(More)
A highly productive platform accelerates the production of research results. The design of a Virtual Machine (VM) written in the Java#8482; programming language can be simplified through exploitation of interfaces, type and memory safety, automated memory management (garbage collection), exception handling, and reflection. Moreover, modern Java IDEs offer(More)
Executing computations in a single instance of safe language virtual machine can improve performance and overall platform scalability. It also poses various challenges. One of them is providing a fast inter-application communication mechanism. In addition to being efficient, such a mechanism should not violate any functional and non-functional properties of(More)
Enterprise applications are increasingly being built using type-safe programming platforms and deployed over horizontally scalable systems. Horizontal scalability depends crucially on the ability to monitor resource usage and to define and enforce resource management policies capable of guaranteeing a desired service level. However, current safe language(More)