Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Oct 2012 23:47 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Java "Java is a programming language that allows developers to write once and deploy everywhere - from high-end gaming desktops to smartphones. Its OS-agnostic and widespread nature is one of its strongest selling points, but one area where it can fall flat is performance. Generally, Java applications are not going to perform as well as native applications written for a specific OS. However, thanks to Project Sumatra that performance gap may soon become less of an issue."
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RE[4]: Security
by moondevil on Thu 11th Oct 2012 05:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Security"
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If your talking about a vulnerability in the Java VM, then it may or may not be a cross platform vulnerability. Remember that the VM itself is a native application that has to be written to support every target platform. A bug in the just-in-time-compiler for x86 isn't necessarily going to appear in the JIT compiler for x86-64 or ARM.


At least in OpenJDK/JVM this might improve when project Graal gets integrated.

Graal is the project to integrate Maxime JIT which is 100% Java code.

The idea is to follow Jikes, Maxime and Squawk VM projects where the Java was used to write the VM, with a very minimal set of native code.

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