“Experience teaches slowly and at the cost of mistakes” - James Anthony Froude
So, we are guessing that the opinion of an expert with more than 20 years of experience in the industry definitely matters when you are planning to choose Java for your next web application development project!
Yes, we know, curiosity always gets the better of you but before we jump to the benefits of choosing Java, how about some tiny bits of information about Java?
- According to Oracle, Java is the most used runtime platform for numerable enterprise systems which include 97% of the desktops.
- More than 3 billion devices run Java in some or the other form.
- Java server applications process tens of millions of requests each day.
Now that these statistics have managed to grab your interest in it, without much further ado listed below are some of the perks of opting for Java!
Why Java has an edge over other programming languages?
Compiled and Interpreted
Usually computer software languages are either compiled or interpreted. Java combines these approaches, thus becoming a two-stage system. Java compiler translates Java code to Bytecode instructions and Java Interpreter generates machine code that can be directly executed by Java application running machine.
Platform Independent and Portable
One of the basic features of Java applications is portability. They can be easily moved from one computer system to another, regardless of host system’s hardware or software configuration. Java applications do not require modifications in case of changes and upgrades in operating systems, processors or system resources.
Java enables portability in two ways. Firstly, Java compiler generates the bytecode that can be executed on any machine and secondly the size of primitive data types are machine independent.
Java is an object oriented language. Almost everything is an object in it. In Java, all program code and data exist in objects and classes. It comes with an extensive set of classes, organized in packages that can be used in applications by inheritance. Object model in Java is hassle free and easy to extend.
Robust and Secure
Java is a strong and stable language that provides many security mechanisms in order to ensure reliable coding. Java projects are designed with garbage collection which helps programmers deal with memory management issues.Concept of exceptional handling catches serious errors and significantly reduces the threat of system crashing is also included in it.
Security is one of the most important features of Java making it well suited for developing web applications.
Absence of pointers in Java makes sure that parts of an application cannot access memory location without approval.
Java makes it easy for computers to cooperate as it is the first language designed from the bottom up with networking in mind. It is known as a distributed programming language for developing applications on networks that can contribute both data and application functionality.
Java applications can open and access remote objects easily on the internet. It means that application resources can be distributed among other systems and multiple programmers located at multiple remote locations can work on a single task together.
Simple and Small
Java does not use pointers and header files, goto statements etc as it is designed with simplicity in mind. Java has done away with operator overloading and multiple inheritance.
Multi-threaded and Interactive
Multi threaded is the capability of a CPU or a single core in a multi-core processor to carry out multiple processes or threads at the same time, managing multiple tasks simultaneously.
The language Java supports multi-threaded applications which means we don’t have to wait for the application to complete one task before starting another task.
This feature can enhance the performance of many applications on systems that support it. Here is a quick look at the benefits of multi-threading:
- Lesser Glitches
- Faster Response Time
- Multiple Operations
- Better Performance
- Low Maintenance Cost
A Java application’s performance can be extraordinary by making use of Just-in-Time compilation, adaptive optimization, garbage collection and multi-threading. Moreover, Java architecture is designed to reduce overheads during runtime.
Dynamic and Extensible
It is a language capable of dynamically linking in new classes, libraries, methods and objects. Also, Java is polymorphic, that means a parent class reference can be used to refer to a child class object. Java applications support functions written in other languages such as C and C++, known as native methods.
Applications developed using the Object Oriented Programming concept of Java are extensible, scalable and flexible. It has an elaborate library of default design patterns and other best practices. Open source like Spring use the concept of Object Oriented Programming making it all the more adoptable for application development on Java.
Stack Object Allocation
One of the leading features of Java Application Development is that it uses the stack distribution system for data usage and storing. Stack object distribution management system is actually LIFO system which means Last-in First-Out.
If an objective is stored previously, it will be accessed first. This turns out to be helpful for the companies as they can easily extract the stored data.
Let’s wind it up here!
We hope that you are pretty much clear as to why Java has been given the label of “king of programming”. It’s versatility and possibilities of custom web solutions for almost all types of commercial needs makes it the most suitable choice for web app development.
In spite of other technologies emerging everyday, Java has managed to stay strong and retain its tons of followers!
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