Definition - What does Jikes mean?
Jikes is a Java compiler translating Java source files, which are defined in the Java Language Specification into binary format and bytecode instructions as defined in the Java Virtual Machine Specification. Jikes was developed by IBM as open-source project.
Techopedia explains Jikes
The first stable release of Jikes was on October 3rd 2004 with version 1.22. It was developed by David L. Shields and Philippe Charles at IBM. It was soon transformed into an open-source project, which meant that it was available for download and redistribution for free under IBM’s public license. The major advantages of using the Jikes compiler are: Performance: Jikes offers high performance while compiling projects, which makes it an ideal choice for large projects. Language Conformance: Java strictly clings to both Java Language Specification and Java Virtual Machine Specification. Incremental Builds and Makefile Generation Features: These are very helpful feature provided by Jikes. Dependency Analysis: Jikes performs dependency analysis on the code. Better Programming: Jikes helps to improve the quality of the code written by notifying errors and pointing out common mistakes made during programming.
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