Compiling Java Into Native code

“When it was first introduced, it seemed that Java native compilation would surely topple the JVM, taking with it the Java platform’s hard-fought platform independence. But even with its growing popularity and the increasing number of native compilers on the market, native compilation has a way to go before it poses a real threat to Java code’s portability. Unfortunately, it also may be a while before the technology is mature enough to resolve the Java performance issues so many of us struggle with today.” The article discusses the pros and cons of generating native code from Java source. Update: Steve Klingsporn says “TowerJ compiles java byte code into native code, and works quite well.”


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