In this tutorial, we are going to dig into the Java Introduction which is a high level programming language and also look in the background of it and why it is so popular.
This series of Java tutorials us designed for students and tech savvy enthusiasts who want to learn programming in Java. If you want to become a software engineer or if you are already are working as a programmer then Java language is a must for you. This series covers the basics of Java and gives a brief introduction of its history.
What is Java Programming Language?
Java is a popular programming language that is created for the environment of web. Since, Java is a multi purpose programming language hence it is class based and object oriented. Java is free to use and follows the rule of WORA (write once run anywhere), this makes Java extremely independent simple and easy.
History of Java
Java is a two decade old high level programming language that was developed by Sun Microsystems (now Oracle) in 1995. Java can be Run on different operating systems like Windows Mac operating System and different versions of Linux.
Popularity of Java
As of now, according to Popularity of Programming Language Index also known as PYPL, Java still tops the three most popular languages in software that are used widely. Although, Python has taken a major share in terms of the most popular programming language in the world but Java is still considered the fastest secure and most reliable language of the software world. One of the reasons still so popular is because it is commonly used for different platforms like dekstop, mobile apps, games and even numerical computing.
Why learn Java programming language?
There are a number of reasons to learn Java programming language. Below are some:
- Java is easy to learn
If you are already familiar with the little bit of Java programming language then this reason mein come to you as a surprise, but don’t worry it is all a matter of getting used to Java, once you get there and become fluent in Java then soon you be able to to create projects on your machine, creating mobile apps and even creating numerical analysis.
- Java is open source
It is not a paid programming language. Because of its wide variety of programmers all around the globe, JAVA Community is very supportive and the programming language keeps on updating and maintaining itself free of cost.
- Java is everywhere
Since Java is everywhere you can create tons of applications, mobile apps, web applications and perform analysis related to big data technology like Hadoop.
- Java API support
Send Java is continuously updating and maintaining itself through an enormous support of the community it has above 4500 API for creating almost any application.
- Java is an Object Oriented Programming Language
Java is popular because it has an object oriented programming approach to itself. With this approach, it becomes pretty simple to build applications and keep the flow as flexible as possible.
Applications of Java Programming Language
Let’s learn about how applicable Java as a programming language is.
- Java is full of clarity
Java is simple to understand and is based on C++ programming language. People or programmers who are familiar with C++ find it clear to use Java.
- Java is a multi platform language
Once you write code in Java language then the code is converted to a middle level language known as the bytecode which is part of Java and once the code runs through bytecode, it can be then run on any computer with the help of Java Virtual Machine giving java the power of reusing code on any platform.
- Java: An All Rounder Language
Java can be used for GUI development to create components like tables, scroll panes, lists etc. Further, applications for Android are coded in Java using the Android Software Development kit. Java provides extreme support for web applications as well. Java is also used for or doing scientific calculations the applications like Matlab that also uses Java as its core system.