Dynamic code evolution is a technique to update a program while it is running.In an object-oriented language such as Java, this can be seen as replacing a set of classes by new versions.A reboot reduction infrastructure may be used by applications to make installing modifications as unobtrusive as possible. Orso et al., “A Technique for Dynamic Updating of Java Software,”
Researchers compare DSU-capable variants of programs to the original program to assess safety and performance overhead.
A patch is a piece of software designed to fix problems with, or update a computer program or its supporting data.
This includes fixing security vulnerabilities and other bugs, and improving the usability or performance.
“Microsoft unviels Freeze Dry for Window” Angus Kidman, ZDNet Australia, Sep. key1=1108971&key2=9554170511&coll=GUIDE&dl=GUIDE&CFID=73981819&CFTOKEN=91419583. Software modification reboots have been a huge source of customer pain and complaints for many years.
In fact, it's an area that has not seen any significant improvement in years.