Eight Interesting Facts About Java

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 02-29-2016 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Eight Interesting Facts About Java

    Java remains a developer favorite for good reason—it’s secure, robust and relatively simple. These eight facts about Java reveal a bit more about the language.
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    An Enterprise Favorite
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    An Enterprise Favorite

    More than 95% of enterprise desktops run Java.
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    Rising Sun
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    Rising Sun

    Sun Microsystems created Java. Java was originally called Oak. Oracle now oversees Java after its acquisition of Sun in 2010.
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    Stay Tuned
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    Stay Tuned

    Java was originally designed for interactive TV, but the digital cable industry wasn’t ready for the technology.
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    Pay Day
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    Pay Day

    The median salary for a Java developer in the U.S. is $83,975. There are 9 million Java developers worldwide.
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    Java Comes After C
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    Java Comes After C

    After the programming language C, Java ranks No. 2 in popularity among programming languages.
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    Top Java Tech
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    Top Java Tech

    The JUnit testing framework is the top Java technology, used by more than four out of five developers. Jenkins is second, used by 70% of developers.
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    Standard Edition 8

    Java’s latest major release is the Platform Standard Edition 8. Its features include improved developer productivity and app performance through reduced boilerplate code, improved collections and annotations.
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    The Duke

    Java’s mascot, Duke, was created by Joe Palrang, who worked on popular animated movies such as Shrek.
 

Java, the long-lasting programming language, remains immensely popular—and for many good reasons. Java is the go-to language for millions of software developers. Java emerged as a tech juggernaut because of its unique portability and its capability of operating similarly on any hardware or operating system. It’s secure, simple and robust, so with these attractive qualities in mind, here are some additional facts about Java, covering its history, popularity, latest developments and its mascot. Facts were compiled from a variety of online resources, including Oracle's official pages for Java, Tiobe.com, Salary.com, RebelLabs and AlienCoders.com.

 
 
 
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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