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1 Author(s)
Ritchie, S. ; Sun Microsystems Inc., Mountain View, CA, USA

The Java programming language has been widely accepted as a general purpose language for developing portable applications, toolkits, and applets. With so much activity in industry and academia in these user-level areas, is it surprising that Java is also an equally capable systems programming language? This article describes our experiences at JavaSoft with using Java as a systems-level programming language during the development of JavaOS. The author discusses the motivations for using Java and shows code examples to demonstrate various system-level primitives, including an Ethernet device driver

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Micro, IEEE  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

May/Jun 1997

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