Practical Experience with an Application Extractor for Java

  title={Practical Experience with an Application Extractor for Java},
  author={Frank Tip and Chris Laffra and Peter F. Sweeney and David Streeter},
Java programs are routinely transmitted over low-bandwidth network connections as compressed class file archives (i.e., zip files and jar files). Since archive size is directly proportional to download time, it is desirable for applications to be as small as possible. This paper is concerned with the use of program transformations such as removal of dead methods and fields, inlining of method calls, and simplification of the class hierarchy for reducing application size. Such “extraction… CONTINUE READING
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