Understanding Java Bytecode

Java bytecode might initially appear to be some low level magic that is both hard to understand and effectively irrelevant to application developers. However, neither is true. With only little practice, Java bytecode becomes easy to read and can give true insights into the functioning of a Java program.

This talk discusses compiled Java code and its interplay with the Java virtual machine. It looks into the evolution of bytecode over the recent major releases with features such as dynamic method invocation which is the basis to Java 8 lambda expressions. You will also learn about tools for the run time generation of Java classes and how these tools are used to build modern frameworks and libraries.

Video producer: http://geecon.org/