Jmangler-A Framework for Load-Time Transformation of Java Class Files

  title={Jmangler-A Framework for Load-Time Transformation of Java Class Files},
  author={G{\"u}nter Kniesel and Pascal Costanza and Michael Austermann},
Current proposals for load-time transformation of Java classes are either dependent on the use of a specific class loader or dependent on a specific JVM implementation. This is not due to an inadequacy of the Java platform but to the wrong choice of the level at which to hook into the Java Class Loader Architecture. JMangler follows a novel approach that ensures both class loader and JVM independence by hooking into the base class of all class loaders. Furthermore, existing proposals do not… CONTINUE READING
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