The soul of the virtual machine

  title={The soul of the virtual machine},
  author={W. W. McMillan},
  journal={IEEE Spectrum},
Java's ability to run on many different kinds of computers grew out of software devised decades before - The enduring appeal of Java isn't hard to understand: With Java, you write code once and it can run on almost any modern computer or operating system-PC or Mac, Windows, Linux, OS X, whatever. It works that way because the Java compiler turns the source code into a kind of ersatz machine code that each of these different systems can execute when equipped with the proper run-time software. So… Expand
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