Java is one of the most popular & used programming languages. It is one of the two main programming languages to build native Android applications.
Java was first released in 1995 by Sun Microsystems (now owned by Oracle Corporation). It was initially designed for use in the distributed environment of the Internet — meaning it can work simultaneously in many environments… It was designed to have the “look and feel” of the C++ programming language (we will come back to that one later, no worries) but it is simpler to use than C++ and enforces an object-oriented programming model.
Historically, one of the main advantages of Java was that it runs on pretty much every operating system. So when a developer would write its code on a MacOS, another developer would be able to run the same code on Linux or Windows.
Today, an enormous amount of applications and websites will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Amongst many, the popular Netflix, Airbnb, and Uber run with Java.
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