What are Software Binaries?


Software binaries are files containing only pre-compiled binary code (all 0's and 1's) that is machine readable and ready to run without the help of any compiler, interpreter, or other computer program. These have the .bin extension and differ from high level language files like those with .java extensions (Java programming language) that need to be interpreted and/or compiled into machine code. In Java's case for example, a .java file is both compiled and interpreted by a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) before it is able to run in a machine readable binary form.