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Java™ for COBOL Programmers, Third Edition by John C. Byrne

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2 Introducing the Java Development Environment

This chapter will introduce Java and the Java virtual machine (JVM or Java VM), the environment in which your Java programs will run.

RUNTIME INTERPRETATION AND JAVA BYTE CODES

Java’s designers had a number of primary design objectives. As you have seen, object orientation is one of them. Another is the premise that a program can be compiled on any machine and the output of the compiler simply moved to another machine, ...

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