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Core Java™ 1.1 Volume II - Advanced Features by Gary Cornell, Cay S. Horstmann

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Chapter 10. Native Methods

We hope that you are convinced that Java code has a number of advantages over code written in languages like C or C++—even for platform-specific applications. Here, of course, it is not portability that is the issue but rather features like these:

  • You are more likely to produce bug-free code using Java than C or C++.

  • Multithreading is probably easier to code in Java than in any other language.

  • Networking code is a breeze.

Portability is simply a bonus that you may or may not want ...

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