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.
More than 95% of enterprise desktops run Java.
Sun Microsystems created Java. Java was originally called Oak. Oracle now oversees Java after its acquisition of Sun in 2010.
Java was originally designed for interactive TV, but the digital cable industry wasn’t ready for the technology.
The median salary for a Java developer in the U.S. is $83,975. There are 9 million Java developers worldwide.
After the programming language C, Java ranks No. 2 in popularity among programming languages.
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.
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.
Java’s mascot, Duke, was created by Joe Palrang, who worked on popular animated movies such as Shrek.