Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New Section: JNI (Java Native Interface)

The new section on the Java Native Interface will be expanded over the next few weeks. For those not familiar, JNI is the standard framework for calling native code from Java. Thus, JNI effectively allows you to call Windows API functions from Java (or API calls from the operating system in general).

As explained in the section, one caveat of using native code is that the JNI overhead means that writing your code natively may not be as beneficial as anticipated.

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