JCGO (pronounced as "j-c-go") is a software product which translates (converts) programs written in Java into platform-independent C code, which could, further, be compiled (by third-party tools) into highly-optimized native code for the target platform and deployed. JCGO is a powerful solution that enables your desktop, server-side and embedded/mobile/wireless Java applications to take full advantage of the underlying hardware. In addition, JCGO effectively protects your intellectual property by making your programs when compiled to native code as hard to reverse engineer as if they were written in C/C++.
The JCGO translator uses some optimization algorithms that allow, together with optimizations performed by a C compiler, the resulting executable code to reach better performance if compared with the traditional Java implementations (based on the Just-In-Time technology). The produced executable does not contain nor require a Java Virtual Machine to execute, so its resource requirements are smaller than that required by a typical Java VM. This also simplifies the process of deployment and distribution of an application.
The JCGO product is targeted mainly for the following user categories: application software developers (to get higher performance, smaller memory footprint and smaller start-up time for an application, to protect the code as an intellectual property); hardware device developers (to write device code in Java with the same performance as in C); software porters (to execute existing applications on platforms without a Java VM support); and software advanced users.
Main (tested) target platforms: Windows (Win32 and Win64), Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, Mac OS X (x86 and x86_64/amd64), Windows CE/Mobile/PocketPC (arm).
For more information about the JCGO download prerequisites (the parts comprising the JCGO product) and the JCGO usage guidelines (Readme), please visit the JCGO home page.