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The Java® Tutorial: A Short Course on the Basics, 6th Edition by Sharon Biocca Zakhour, Joni Gordon, Sowmya Kannan, Scott Hommel, Raymond Gallardo

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Chapter 15. The Platform Environment

An application runs in a platform environment, defined by the underlying operating system, the Java virtual machine, the class libraries, and various configuration data supplied when the application is launched. This chapter describes some of the APIs an application uses to examine and configure its platform environment. The first section describes APIs used to access configuration data supplied when the application is deployed, or by the application’s user. The second section describes miscellaneous APIs defined in the System and Runtime classes. The last section describes environment variables used to configure JDK development tools and other applications. The chapter ends with questions and exercises to ...

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