Definition , History ,Features and Application of java

What is Java ?

  • It is general-purpose, high level, object oriented programming language.
  • It is developed by James Gosling.
  • It is developed at Sun Microsystems in 1995

History of Java 

  • James Gosling and his team started to work on java for a client's set top box project in 1991.
  • The first version of java (java 1.0) is released in 1995.
  • First name of java is Oak next goes to Green and finally becomes JAVA.
  • Java is the name of Coffee Seed.

Features of Java 

  • Platform Independent: Java is called platform independent because a java program can be run on different kind of platform for example Window os, Linux os etc.
  • Object Oriented: Java supports object oriented programming structure so it is called object oriented.
  • Security: Java is more secure language as compare to other programming language.
  • Flexible: An application developed in java can be modified as per user requirement so it is called flexible programming language.
  • Portable: A java program written in one system can be run in any other system. In simple a java program can be transferred from one system to another.
  • Multithreading: In java we can perform more than one task simultaneously so it is called Multithreading.
  • Simple: Java is very simple and easy to learn.

Application of Java 

  • It is used to develop Window Application.
  • It is used to develop Web Application.
  • It is used to develop Android/Mobile Application.
  • It is used to develop Embedded System for example SIM card,Television etc.
  • It is used to develop Scientific Application for example MATLAB.
  • It is used to develop Games.
  • It is used for Database Connectivity.

Why Use Java ?

  • It is very simple and easy to learn.
  • It powerful, fast and secure.
  • It can be run on different kind of platform for example Window,Mac,Linux etc.
  • It is free and open source.

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