frank yellin, Sun Microsystems
frank told us that Java was originally designed for personal assistant type systems. the Java programming language is similar to C, but it was designed to be secure through the following features:
the bytecodes produce by the Java compiler are executed by means of a runtime system or emulator for the virtual machine's instruction set. the same bytecode can be run on any platform for which a virtual machine is available. before the virtual machine interprets a class file, the later undergoes a four pass verification process to ensure system security:
my personal concern: this sounds all very nice, but how do i know that i can trust the virtual machine ?
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