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on 25 October 2015
Not many books on the JVM, and this is one of the earliest. I found it useful to get to grips with some deeper Java. It certainly helped me appreciated the languages elegance by viewing how it is implemented within the JVM.

I realize the book is seventeen years old and areas such as GC are vastly improved but as a primer I really liked this book.
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on 14 December 2015
Delivered on time. Good quality
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on 26 April 2000
This is an essential text for anyone contemplating developing a virtual machine or writing debugging / interpreter tools and an excellent guide for java programmers intent on making their code fly. The book is full of examples to demonstrate the concepts concerning VM architecture and comes with an opcode reference section of great depth. Most of the content is simple to understand although I found a minimal knowledge of assembly / hardware helpful, especially comparing a traditional register-based hardware setup to the stack-based JVM. After reading this book there should be no excuses left for ditching javac and hand coding your bytecodes!
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on 27 May 1999
If anybody can find a better book about java virtual machine, I wish you can let me know.
The only thing I am not satistified is lacking of real instances of implemantation of JVM in this book -- I know I am asking too much.
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on 15 February 1999
This book gives a great detailed description on the JVM. Mr Venners provided a very easy to read book on the supposed difficult topic without sacrificing any technically accuracy. Just wishes every technical books could be written like this one! This book would be perfect if the author gave a case study on an existing Java VM.
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on 15 February 1999
This book gives a great detailed description on the JVM. Mr Venners provided a very easy to read book on the supposed difficult topic without sacrificing any technically accuracy. Just wishes every technical books could be written like this one! This book would be perfect if the author gave a case study on an existing Java VM.
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on 16 February 1999
This book gives a great detailed description on the JVM. Mr Venners provided a very easy to read book on the supposed difficult topic without sacrificing any technically accuracy. Just wishes every technical books could be written like this one! This book would be perfect if the author gave a case study on an existing Java VM.
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on 8 April 1999
This is really great for a person like me who works on Java and now Jini to have the gifted authors guide - The JVM, and i expect him to release soon his current book on Jini so that i can be among the first 100 to read that book too.
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on 10 October 1998
This is the best Java book I have read so far. Bill is a great software engineer and writer. If you want to know about the inside of JVM, this is a must have.
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