Issue No. 03 - May/June (1997 vol. 17)
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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 of using Java as a systems-level programming language during the development of JavaOS. I discuss our motivations for using Java and show code examples to demonstrate various system-level primitives, including an Ethernet device driver.
Java, JavaOS, operating systems, system programming
S. Ritchie, "Systems Programming in Java," in IEEE Micro, vol. 17, no. , pp. 30-35, 1997.