3The Real-Time Specification for Java

Everything happens to everyone sooner or later, if there is time enough.”

—George Bernard Shaw

THE Real-Time Specification for Java (RTSJ) defines how Java should behave in a real-time computing context. In fact, the RTSJ was the first Java Specification Request (JSR), and a reason the Java Community Process (JCP) was formed. The specification, led by Greg Bollella, included experts from around the globe, from academia and industry, and is known today as a standard for real-time Java development.

The first published version of the RTSJ was version 0.9, released in 2000. However, this version wasn’t meant to be used in the construction of a real-time Java VM, but instead was to be used for further discussion ...

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