• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 16. Java > What Java Does for You

16.1. What Java Does for You

Java provides an elegant solution to many long-standing programming problems and even solves a few new problems that became apparent only with the rise of the Web.

Since Java bytecode runs in a virtual machine, the same program will run on very different computers without porting or recompilation as long as there is an up-to-date Java virtual machine ( JVM) on the target computer. There are JVMs already for all major architectures, from handhelds to mainframes, and the same bytecode can run on all of them. This frees software developers from the onerous task of porting while giving them the largest possible market for their software.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint