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Covert Java™: Techniques for Decompiling, Patching, and Reverse Engineering by Alex Kalinovsky

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Chapter 14. Controlling Class Loading

 

“Nobody notices when things go well.”

 
 --Zimmerman's Law of Complaints

Class loaders load and initialize classes and interfaces in the Java virtual machine (JVM). This chapter provides an overview of this process and shows you how to develop a custom class loader that allows decoration of loaded bytecode.

JVM Internals from a Class Loading Perspective

The Java virtual machine running on top of the operating system (OS) provides a level of abstraction to the applications written in Java. Language specification and standardized Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) enable cross-platform ...

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