JAVA is one of the most famous programming languages around the world. It was designed to seamlessly run on any platform. From the Java home page,we can observe that more than 1 billion computers and 3 billion mobile phones worldwide run Java.
Here are 9 reasons why you should be a JAVA programmer.
1)Ease of learning
Java is very powerful and easy to learn even to starters who never wrote a line of code in their entire life. Java looks a lot like English except for some magical new symbols like angle brackets and generics etc. Once a programmer is familiar with initial hurdles like installing JDK and setting up PATH and understanding How Classpath works, it’s pretty easy to write program in Java.
2)Object Oriented Language
One of the main reasons why JAVA is so popular is that it is a Object Oriented Programming language. Developing OOPS application is much easier, and it also helps to keep system modular, flexible and extensible. Once you have knowledge OOPS concepts like Abstraction, Encapsulation, Polymorphism and Inheritance, you can do miracles using Java.
3)Java has Rich API
One more reason of Java programming language’s huge success is it’s Rich API and most importantly it’s highly visible, because it comes along with Java installation.Java provides API for I/O, networking, utilities, XML parsing, database connection, and almost everything. Whatever left is covered by open source libraries like Apache Commons, Google Guava and others.
4)Java got Killer Editors
The IDEs available for Java will blow your mind. Due to its strong typing, you’ll not only be notified immediately of errors, but you’ll also be given suggestions that will refactor and reformat your code with clear explanations and extreme ease. After using them, most people wonder how they ever coded before. Most commonly used editors for Java programming are Eclipse, Netbeans ,Jcreator etc,.
5)Collection of Open Source libraries
Open source libraries ensures that Java should be used everywhere. Apache, Google, and other organization has contributed lot of great libraries, which makes Java development easy, faster and cost effective. There are framework like Spring, Struts, Maven, which ensures that Java development follows best practices of software craftsmanship, promotes use of design patterns and assisted Java developers to get there job done.
6)Huge Community support
Since Java has been around more than 20 years the Java community has grown by a large number. Community is the biggest strength of Java programming language and platform. Nomatter, How good a language is, it wouldn’t survive, if there is no community to support, help and share there knowledge. Java has been very lucky, it has lots of active forums, Stackoverflow, open source organizations and several Java user group to help everything. There is community to help beginners, advanced and even expert Java programmers. Java actually promotes taking and giving back to community habit. Lots of programmers, who use open source, contribute as commiter, tester etc. Expert programmer provides advice FREE at various Java forums and stackoverflow. This is simply amazing and gives lot of confidence to a newbie in Java.
7)Java is Platform Independent
In 1990s, this was the main reason of Java’s popularity. Idea of platform independence is great, and Java’s tag line “write once run anywhere” was enticing enough to attract lots of new development in Java. This is still one of the reason of Java being best programming language, most of Java applications are developed in Windows environment and run in UNIX platform. The fact behind platform independence is that Java runs on a Virtual machine called Java Virtual Machine(JVM) rather than running on the Operating system directly like C, C++ etc,.
8)Java is Omnipresent
Java is running just about everywhere you can imagine. It’s usually where most large applications end up due to its scalability, stability, and maintainability. There’s also currently a gigantic push in the Java community to be the leader of the IoT (Internet of Things). And it’s coming. Very fast. There’ll be a time in the near future when your alarm clock will automatically start brewing your coffee pot, and it’ll most likely be Java doing that.
9)Java is FREE
People like FREE things, Don’t you? So if a programmer want to learn a programming language, or a organization wants to use a technology, COST is an important factor. Since Java is free from start, i.e. you don’t need to pay anything to create Java application. This FREE thing also helped Java to become popular among individual programmers, and among large organizations.
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