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Issue No. 06 - June (2000 vol. 33)
ISSN: 0018-9162
pp: 47-54
<p>New languages, programming disciplines, operating systems, and software engineering techniques sometimes hold considerable potential for real-time software developers. A promising area of interest-but one fairly new to the real-time community-is object-oriented programming. Java, for example, draws heavily from object orientation and is highly suitable for extension to real-time and embedded systems.</p> <p>Recognizing this fit between Java and real-time software development, the Real-Time for Java Experts Group (RTJEG) began developing the real-time specification for Java (RTSJ) in March 1999 under the Java Community Process. This article explains RTSJ's features and the thinking behind the specification's design. </p> <p>The goal of the RTJEG, of which the authors are both members, was to provide a platform-a Java execution environment and application program interface (API)- that lets programmers correctly reason about the temporal behavior of executing software. </p>

J. Gosling and G. Bollella, "The Real-Time Specification for Java," in Computer, vol. 33, no. , pp. 47-54, 2000.
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