What is meant by Java?

Java is one of the most used programming languages in the world. It was originally developed for programming software for different hardware. One of the main features is therefore platform independence, which means that it runs independently of the architecture of the computer. In this way, one and the same program can be run both on a PC and on a coffee machine. This is made possible by the JVM, the Java virtual machine, its own runtime environment in which the programs are executed.

The programming language Java allows a relatively easy entry into programming. This is due to the concept of object orientation: the makers of the language designed it to program virtual objects with properties and attributes; an image of reality is thus created. This concept is easy to understand, even for inexperienced programmers, which is why this programming language allows a relatively easy introduction to programming. Nevertheless, there are many parallels to other languages such as C# or C++, which make it easy for experienced programmers from this area to implement their programs in Java.

If you want to program in Java, you need several things: the virtual machine that is included in the runtime environment and the corresponding development tool, the JDK. All these tools are published by the US company Oracle and are available for free download. The language is used today primarily for web applications, so-called applets, for small video games on mobile phones or browser games; The use in apps for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs is also common. This shows that platform meant independence is one of Java’s greatest strengths.

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