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Java (Introduction)

  • William Buchanan
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Abstract

Java has the great advantage over conventional software languages in that it produces code which is computer hardware independent. This is because the compiled code (called bytecodes) is interpreted by the WWW browser. Unfortunately this leads to slower execution, but as much of the time is spent in graphical user interface programs, to up-date the graphics, then overhead is, as far as the user is concerned, not a great one.

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© William Buchanan 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • William Buchanan
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringNapier UniversityEdinburghUK

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