Four Cool Things About Java
It’s JavaOne time here in the San Francisco area and though I’m not at the conference, I’ve been following all the news.
I started to reflect on what I enjoyed about the Java ecosystem and what things I’d mention to someone who didn’t know Java to make them consider learning the language.
NASA uses it.
Some of the notable projects are the online simulator for the Mars rovers and NASA World Wind. World Wind is an virtual globe that can display satellite imagery from NASA and USGS. (United States Geological Survey)
Welcome: Here you will find the World Wind SDK for Java. With this, developers can embed World Wind technology in their…worldwind.arc.nasa.gov
Spanning phones, tablets, wearables, TVs, Auto, and VR,
Android powers over 1.4 BILLION devices worldwide and Java is the most popular language used to create Android apps and experiences.
The official site for Android developers. Provides the Android SDK and documentation for app developers and designers.developers.android.com
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You can create art with Processing
Processing is a language for electronic and new media art that is friendly to non-programmers and beginners. In addition to making digital art, Processing can interface with Arduino microcontrollers to create physical art.
You can code in more than just Java
So even if Java isn’t exactly your cup of tea, there’s probably a language you’ll love that runs on the JVM.
This list of JVM Languages comprises notable computer programming languages that are used to produce software that runs…en.wikipedia.com
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