Java Programming - An Overview
Introduction to Java Programming
Origin - Java Programming
Java was initially developed by a team of experts at Sun Microsystems and it was released in the year 1995. The main objective of Java developers was to create a language that can run on any system. So with the intentions clear, the designers were already contemplating a world in which there was code that will run even on the refrigerator or a toaster - which is now called as the internet of things.
One of the major selling point for Java was “write once, use anywhere,” so in simple words, you can write the code once and then it can be used to compile on any device. Now this tells us that Java is also a complier language. Ironically, Java did not gain the popularity for this reason, instead the developers could gain advantage of something else that came out in the mid-1990s I.e., the world wide web(www).
Java had this feature where you could write something called as the applets, which is a very small programme that could run on the web browser and this came up when the www was gaining a lot of popularity. Java used that wave and became extremely popular and successful. So, this allowed a lot of web application to be written in Java though this wasn’t in the developers mind until that point of time.
Source for creating Java Programming
The creators of this Java programming language were greatly influenced by already existing programming languages such as C and C++ which is called as the basic programming language of all, it is the base before learning any programming language. This is the reason that Java has a lot of similarity with C and C++. The developers used this languages has an example to come up with certain things such as: how to create, to do things, features not to be included etc.
Statistically Typed VS Dynamically Typed
Statistically Typed: When we are to deal with statistically typed programming languages like Java, we have to properly declare what each variable does. This also means that a statistically typed programming languages has a much more structure to it. The mistakes committed in this type of languages are only known at the time of building the code itself.
Where all can we use Java?
One very good thing with Java is that it’s meant to be a very general purpose programming language, it’s used used in lots of different environment. Java is explicitly intended to run in any kind of environment, hence you can run it on Linux, Windows, Mac, or even your cell phones, etc.
Advantages & Disadvantages of Java?
Java is very simple
Java is an object oriented programming language
Java is cheap and economical to maintain
It also provides an efficient memory allocation strategy.
Java is a platform independent programming language i.e., WORA (Write Once Run Anywhere)
Java supports portability feature
Java also acts as a distributed language.
Java lacks the back-up facility
Java is a very slow and has a poor performance
Java requires a significant storage space
Java requires a lot of coding for a very simple one liner outcome
We cannot expect a beautiful outcome, look or a design using Java Programming
These are some of the advantages and disadvantages of Java programming.
Alternatives to Java Programming
Alternatives to Java that are most analogous and used for similar purposes apart from Java are C#, .Net etc.
Java has been consistently holding the top spot in various research organisations among all the other programming languages. Though new programming languages are coming up day-by-day, java does not loose its spot. Just like other programming languages, Java to has its hooks and crooks but still it is managing to rule over the other programming languages for as long as 20years.
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