Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Java Tutorials | What is Java?

Java is a high level, robust, object-oriented and secure programming language (and a platform), created by James Gosling in 1995 at Sun Microsystems. It is owned by Oracle since 2009-10. More than 3 billion devices run Java.

Usage of Java
  • Mobile applications (especially Android apps)
  • Desktop applications
  • Web applications
  • Web servers and application servers
  • Games
  • Database connection.

Why Use Java?
  • Java works on different platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, Raspberry Pi, etc.)
  • It is one of the most popular programming language in the world
  • It is easy to learn and simple to use
  • It is open-source and free
  • It is secure, fast and powerful
  • It has a huge community support (tens of millions of developers)

Any hardware or software environment in which a program runs is known as a platform. Since Java has a runtime environment (JRE) and API, it is called a platform.

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