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Java Card™ Technology for Smart Cards by Zhiqun Chen

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Chapter 13. Applet Optimization

Smart cards represent the smallest computing platform in use today. A major factor influencing the design and implementation of Java Card applets is the limited availability of computing resources (data and program memory and CPU cycles) in the smart card environment.

This chapter focuses on applet optimizations. It provides a number of recommendations that you, the applet developer, can apply in designing and implementing applets. In many cases, a discussion is provided with the recommendation to help you understand various design trade-offs.

Optimizing an Applet's Overall Design

When optimizing an applet, you should first review the applet's overall design to identify any optimization opportunities. The reason is ...

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