Application virtualization, past and future

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on May 3, 2011 11:13 PM EDT
IBM/developerWorks; By M. Tim Jones
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When you hear the phrase virtual machine today, you probably think of virtualization and hypervisors. But VMs are simply an older concept of abstraction, a common method of abstracting one entity from another. This article explores two of the many newer open source VM technologies: Dalvik (the VM core of the Android operating system) and Parrot (an open source VM technology for efficiently executing dynamic languages).

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