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Java is a programming language expressly designed for use in the distributed environment of the Internet. It was designed to have the “look and feel” of the C++ language, but it is simpler and enforces an object-oriented programming model.
Java can be used to create complete applications that run on a single computer or be distributed among servers and clients in a network. It can also be used to build a small application module or “applet” for use as part of a Web page. Applets make it possible for a Web page user to interact with the page.
Because Java applets will run on almost any operating system without requiring recompilation and because Java has no operating system-unique extensions or variations, Java is generally regarded as a strategic language in which to develop applications for the Web.
Portability. Write once and run anywhere. The source code is compiled into what Java calls bytecode, which can be run anywhere in a network on a server or client that has a Java virtual machine. The Java virtual machine interprets the bytecode into code that will run on the real computer hardware. Platform-specific versions of your program are no longer needed.
Robustness. Java objects contain no references (pointers) to data external to themselves or other known objects. This ensures that an instruction cannot contain the address of data storage in another application or in the operating system itself, either of which would cause the program and perhaps the operating system itself to terminate or “crash.” The Java virtual machine makes a number of checks on each object to ensure integrity.
Object-Oriented. An object can take advantage of being part of a class of objects and inherit code that is common to the class. Objects are thought of as “nouns” that a user might relate to rather than the traditional procedural “verbs.” A method can be thought of as one of the object’s capabilities or behaviors.
Open Source. Java is open source and free. That leaves its door open to variety of changes and modifications. Expert communities regularly make changes such as building new frameworks to ease trouble for programmers. Frameworks like Hibernate, and Spring are Java’s burning example.
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