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The big picture

This chapter gives a good overview of the Java programming environment.

A few key concepts:

  • An overview of the evolution of Java from version 1 through 11
    • Note that for Java 12-17, you can checkout the the 8th Edition, which is not yet in print, but is available online.
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  • An overview of the JVM
  • The lifecycle of a Java Program
  • The role of bytecode

There are also answers to a few criticisms of Java.