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Java Virtual Machine (Java Series) Paperback – 11 Apr 1997
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Check out the web site for Jasmin, the Java assembler written by one of the authors: http://www.cat.nyu.edu/meyer/jasmin/
About the Author
Jon Meyer has been working with high-level languages and Virtual Machine architectures for the past nine years, primarily as a developer for Poplog, an advanced programming toolset developed by the University of Sussex and marketed commercially by Integral Solutions Ltd. In 1994, Jon moved to New York to join the NYU Media Research Laboratory as a researcher, working under the direction of Professor Ken Perlin. Jon's main research interests include real-time 2D and 3D computer graphics, multimedia, distributed systems, artificial intelligence, programming languages, and human computer interfaces. Visit his homepage on the Web at http://www.mrl.nyu.edu/meyer. Troy Downing is a research scientist and programmer specializing in Internet technologies at New York University's Media Research Lab. Troy is also adjunct faculty in the Information Technology Institute of NYU, teaching classes on web server technologies, Java, CGI, and HTML authoring. Troy owns an Internet software development company that specializes in web-based groupware called WebCal LLC that can be found online at: http://www.webcal.com/. He has been a primary force in WWW development at the Media Research Lab and has recently turned his focus to Java, working on porting many of the Media Research Lab's efforts to a Java platform. He has co-authored a number of web-related books, including HTML Web Publisher's Construction Kit and Java Primer Plus. Besides his involvement in Internet technologies, Troy is also an avid mountain biker, homebrewer, and first-time father of his young daughter, Morgan.
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This book is misleading, however, as most books on this subject do a pretty good job of explaining the internals of the Java Virtual Machine. This book does not. If you are looking to understand java bytecode and class file format better, this may be your book. But, if you are looking to get the full explaination of the workings of the Java Virtual Machine (especially if you are trying to write your own), then "Inside the Java Virtual Machine" is a much better book.
One special "thank you" is for "Appendix A" where all JVM instructions are nicely listed by the function group. I browse it the most.
But by far the worst problem of this book is that it covers only the very first version of the JVM and the Java language. Now that there are new editions of the JVM spec and language spec, as well as the other JVM tutorial books, the time for updating this book is overdue.
In spite of a variety of typing errors in the text (it is hard for copy editors to stay on top of technology apparently!), JAVA Virtual Machine is a must for every Java hacker's reference library!
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