What is Java? Definition and Features of Java Platforms

Java is a programming language, designed to be concurrent, class-based and object-oriented, as well as a computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. An enormous amount of applications and websites will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Denying yourself Java is akin to denying yourself access to technological infrastructure. Java is advertised and esteemed for its fast performance, security, and reliability.


Java Platform
Java Platform is a collection of programs that help programmers to develop and run Java programming applications efficiently. It includes an execution engine, a compiler, and a set of libraries in it. It is a set of computer software and specifications. James Gosling developed the Java platform at Sun Microsystems, and the Oracle Corporation later acquired it.


What is Java used for?
Here are some important Java applications:
– It is used for developing Android Apps
– Helps you to create Enterprise Software
– Wide range of Mobile java Applications
– Scientific Computing Applications
– Use for Big Data Analytics
– Java Programming of Hardware devices
– Used for Server-Side Technologies like Apache, JBoss, GlassFish, etc.

Java Platform

Java Features
Here are some important Java features:
It is one of the easy-to-use programming languages to learn.
Write code once and run it on almost any computing platform.
Java is platform-independent. Some programs developed in one machine can be executed in another machine.
It is designed for building object-oriented applications.
It is a multithreaded language with automatic memory management.
It is created for the distributed environment of the Internet.
Facilitates distributed computing as its network-centric.