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Virtual Machines

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I love virtual machines (VMs) and I have done for a long time.If that makes me "sad" or an "anorak," so be it. I love them because they are so much fun, as well as being so useful. They have an element of original sin (writing assembly programs and being in control of an entire machine), while still being able to claim that one is being a respectable member of the communit ...more
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Published September 28th 2005 by Springer (first published August 30th 2005)
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Naveed
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This is one of those books I wish I read years earlier. Modern computer science has virtualized everything lately. This works well because current hardware is often fast enough now that the benefits of virtualization outweigh its primary cost, performance. "Virtual Machines" is specifically about programming languages running on hardware abstractions. Many modern languages use this strategy such as C#, Java, Ruby, and JavaScript (my primary concern).

"Virtual Machines" covers the topic reasonably
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