Last Updated on November 6, 2021 by QCity Editorial Stuff
Java is a procedural, object-oriented programming language that is mainly used for developing computer software applications, applets, etc., but it can also be used to develop web pages or even games.
What Is Java?
Java is a general-purpose, concurrent, class-based, object-oriented computer programming language. Java is also one of the most widely used programming languages in the world.
Java has been implemented on all three major operating systems – Windows, Linux, and macOS. It has now become one of the most popular programming languages in the world that is being taught to students across many universities.
Java was originally developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems in 1991 as a core component of its Java platform and class libraries.
Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. It is noted for its object-oriented design, syntax (called Java bytecode), and class libraries. Java applications are typically compiled to bytecode that can run on any Java virtual machine (JVM).
Java has been criticized for security vulnerabilities, which Sun addressed with the release of version 1.8 of the language in mid-2006. As of April 2016, it was estimated that 85% of web applications use Java.
Java software development kits (SDKs) and development tools allow programmers to build applications once and deploy them across many platforms such as Android or iOS devices, embedded devices such as smart TVs or Blu-ray players, desktop operating systems such as Microsoft Windows/Mac OS X/GN
Java was designed to have a low level of abstraction. Java programs can run on a wide range of platforms, including desktops, laptops, servers, mobiles, and embedded systems. It’s open-source and free to use under the GNU General Public License.
Interesting Statistics Or Facts Of Java
1. Java was created by James Gosling, Pat Winget, and Mike Sheridan.
2. Java was originally designed for embedded devices like mobile phones.
3. The name “Java” comes from the name of an island in Indonesia called Jawa.
4. Java was originally developed by Sun Microsystems with the first release on July 23, 1995.
5. The first official version of java was released on January 3, 1996.
6. Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Microsystems made them the owners of Java.
7. Java is now available for most devices with its specification that covers everything from software to hardware requirements to cloud.
8. There are more than 300 million websites that use the Java programming language
9. It has been considered one of the most popular languages among developers
10. It has been used in more than 1 billion Android devices, which is over 70% of all Android devices out there
1. It is estimated that there are 1,000,000 scripts on the internet today
7) The average salary of a developer in 2015 was $89,000.
Resource 01: https://www.java.com/en/
Resource 02: https://www.w3schools.com/js/