Eight Interesting Facts About Java

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 06-16-2014 Email Print this article Print

An estimated 3 billion mobile phones use it, as do 125 million televisions and every single Blu-ray Disc player in existence. It's constantly ranked as the top choice among software developers. And its massive army of devotees live by the acronym, WORA, which translates to "Write once, run anywhere." In this case, we're talking about Java, the immensely popular and long-lasting programming language. With nine major releases since its launch in 1996, Java has emerged as a tech phenomenon due in large part to its unique portability; it's capable of operating similarly on any hardware or operating system. Its other core qualities include architecture neutrality, simple but robust performance, and security assurance. With this in mind, we offer the following eight facts about Java, covering the range of the language's history, popularity, latest developments and its mascot. Our facts were compiled from a variety of online resources, including Oracle's official pages for Java, Tiobe.com, Salary.com, RebelLabs and AlienCoders.com. For official news about Java, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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