IBM Announces Open Source Access to Technology That Speeds Development of Java Applications

IBM today announced that it is making available the source code
for one of its most popular Java(b) technologies, the Jikes
compiler, which helps software developers speedily create

Users of the Jikes technology will also be able to collaborate
with IBM to make improvements to the software that will benefit the
entire developer community. Jikes, developed by IBM Research,
delivers superior Java byte-code compiler performance while
strictly adhering to the Java language standards, ensuring that
applications will run consistently across different computer

Jikes has been the top Java-related software downloaded from the
alphaWorks site since July, when a version was released for the
Linux operating system.

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