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Mobile Game Design Essentials by David Nolte, Dr. Claudio Scolastici

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Java

Java is an object-oriented, multi-purpose programming language based on classes. It's main feature is portability and its motto is "write once, run anywhere!". Java is designed to be as platform-independent as possible, so that Java programs will run regardless of the platform. This is achieved thanks to the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), a program which compiles programs written in Java into bytecode. Bytecode is analogous to low-level machine code, so that programs can run with different operating systems or hardware configurations.

Java derives most of its syntax from C and C++, though it is considered to be far easier on its users!

Unfortunately, portability has its price; as with any interpreted program, Java code tends to be slower and requires ...

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