4 Reasons Java Is So Popular Among Developers
In this article, we review Java, a language with a long and rich history, and provide four important reasons for Java's popularity among developers.
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The Java programming language has become so popular that, when people say the word ‘java’, most people no longer think of coffee! The Java language is object-oriented and it supports developers with a library of classes called Java API. It has a long and rich history and is widely recognized for its performance, security, and dependability. In this article, we review four important reasons for Java's popularity among developers.
"Java is dependable and is the choice of many developers around the world so your business can be assured that it is working with a scalable, high-performance environment."
Throughout its history, Java has evolved with the developer community contributing to testing, refinement, and extension and today it is known for its performance and its comprehensive support for cross-platform support and integration. Its productive development environment assures swift ROI and low TCO and its many testing frameworks, including JUnit Testing Framework is widely used around the world to ensure reliability and build a solid foundation.
Here are four reasons the Java environment is so popular among developers:
- I Did It My Way: Java is valued for its platform independence and cross-platform capability which enable it to run on many computing platforms and leverage the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) to operate on Windows PCs, Macintosh (Apple) computers, Linux, and Unix, mainframes and smartphones. Developers are not hampered by restrictions but can, instead, leverage all the features and capabilities of Java for nearly every application.
- Getting on the Band Wagon: No developer wants to select a language or environment that will make it difficult to find solutions or ask questions or one that claims to support every application but is unable to meet requirements or places onerous restrictions on the project. As a developer, you want to see examples and references for comparable complexity and applications so that you are sure you have made the right choice. There are more than nine million Java developers around the world and more than 95% of business programming is done on Java. Java is the most often selected development platform with 97% of business desktops running Java worldwide and three billion smartphones running Java-based apps. What does all this mean? It means that Java is dependable and is the choice of many developers around the world so your business can be assured that it is working with a scalable, high-performance environment.
- Java Love! Developers Come First: Over the years, Java has proven its dedication to developers and the developer community is broad and deep and ready to help. Java allows developers to write on one platform and run code on any platform so it makes for a productive environment. Developers can create solutions to run on a web browser, access web services, combine apps or services for custom applications, create mobile applications, software products, server-side apps for forms processing, forums, and stores. In short, Java gives developers all the tools they need to go in whatever direction the project will take them.
- Keeping Up With the Trends: The world of technology is changing and the pace of that change is more rapid than ever. Java is helping to shape that world by responding to the needs and trends of development and, because the developer community is actively involved in testing, stressing, pushing for more options, and creating exciting new ways of working with Java, the foundation and environment are constantly evolving to meet the needs of clients and developers. There is nothing static here!
While every software product development project and software application development solution is different, there is one place developers will often start and that is with Java. Comparing what Java has to offer to the requirements of a mobile application development project, a web services solution or a new website or an enterprise analytics solution, it is a solid choice and, as a developer, you will find that Java will often provide the features and support you need to get the job done efficiently, quickly and with a dependable outcome.
“Java has a long and rich history, and is widely recognized for its performance, security and dependability."
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