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Adaptable, strong, and strong

Why Java programming is so popular

Andin Bicknell
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There are many programming languages out there, but Java beats them all in terms of popularity. There definitely must be a reason why it has gained so much popularity in the recent past, without mentioning how well it has shaken off competition for almost two and a half decades now. So, the million-dollar question remains: Why is it so popular?

Any programmer will confirm to you that Java is by far the best programming language to have ever been created. Who can argue against that fact when almost all Fortune 500 companies give it thumbs up?

Java programming is both user-friendly and flexible, making it the obvious go-to programming language for web app developers and program management experts. By flexibility, in this case, we mean that application developed in its coding system can run consistently on any operating system, regardless of the OS in which it was initially developed. Whether you need a language to help you with numerical computing, mobile computing, or desktop computing, Java has got you covered.

There are many programming languages out there, but Java beats them all in terms of popularity. There definitely must be a reason why it has gained so much popularity in the recent past, without mentioning how well it has shaken off competition for almost two and a half decades now. So, the million-dollar question remains:

Why is Java the most popular programming language?

Its code is easy to understand and troubleshoot

Part of why Java has grown tremendously over the years is because of being object-oriented. Simply put, an object-oriented coding language makes software design simpler by breaking the execution process down to small, easy-to-process chunks. Complex coding problems that are associated with C and C++, among other languages, are hard to encounter when programming in Java. On top of that, object-oriented languages such as Java provide programmers with greater modularity and an easy to understand pragmatic approach.

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JRE makes Java independent

JRE- Java Runtime Environment- is the reason why it can run consistently across platforms. All a programmer needs to do is install JRE to a computer and all of their Java programs will be good to go, where they were developed at notwithstanding.

On top of running smoothly on computers- Mac, Linux, or even Windows, JRE is also compatible with mobile phones. That is the independence and flexibility that a programmer needs from a coding language in order to grow their career, especially if they are a newbie.

It is easy to reuse common code

Everyone hates duplication and overlapping of roles, and so does Java. That is why this coding language developed a feature known as Java objects that allows a programmer to reuse common codes whenever applicable instead of rewriting the same code over and over again. The common attributes between two objects within a class are shared so that the developer can focus entirely on developing the different, uncommon attributes. This form of code inheritance makes coding simple, fast, and inexpensive.

Java API makes it versatile

Java API provides programmers with thousands of classes and about 50 keywords to work with. It also allows programmers to use coding methods that run to tens of thousands. That makes it versatile and accommodative to as many coding ideas a programmer could have. That is not all; Java API isn’t too complex for a newbie to master and all one needs to get started is to learn a portion of it. Once you are able to comfortably work with the utility functions of Java, you can learn everything else on the job.

Java allows you to run a program across servers

When coding for a huge organization that uses a network of computers, the greatest challenge is to sync all computers so that a program runs seamlessly on each of them. With Java’s PATH and CLASSPATH, however, you don’t have to worry about the distribution of a program across multiple servers.

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Programming is adaptable, strong, and stable

Because you can run Java both on computers and mobile devices, it’s true to say that the language’s dialect is universally adaptable. What is more, it runs perfectly on devices such as Raspberry Pi. On the other hand, you can run Java both on a large and small scale, meaning that its codes are strong and stable. And as we mentioned, there aren’t any limitations with Java; you can even develop translation software using this language. For the best results, however, it is always wise to work closely with a professional translation service provider.

Powerful source code editor

Java’s source code editor is the Integrated Development Environment, which does not only enable programmers to write code faster and easier, but that also comes with an automated, in-built debugger feature.

In conclusion

If you ever need help with Java programming, there are companies that offer outsourcing services to all types of organizations. Such companies make program and application development affordable.

Author

Andin Bicknell

Andin Bicknell is a regular writer on topics related to programming languages and software development.


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13 Comments on "Why Java programming is so popular"

NoNo
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This sound like you are a Java shill, the only reason Java was popular was lots of publicity. Not much else.

Richard Kenneth Eng
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Richard Kenneth Eng

You keep saying Java is the most popular language, but you provide no foundation for that claim.

Yes, according to TIOBE, Java is #1. But according to PYPL, Python is #1. According to RedMonk, JavaScript is #1. According to IEEE Spectrum, Python is #1. According to Githut, JavaScript is #1. According to SO Developer Survey, JavaScript is #1. According to job postings at Indeed, Python is #1.

Dave
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Hilarious.

Foo
Guest

Holy fuck, there’s a lot of dubious or one-sided statements in here

Guillermo Alfonso Morales
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Guillermo Alfonso Morales

Literally, python rules

Anon
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Wow, this is the biggest garbage I have ever read.

Peter
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“Any programmer will confirm to you that Java is by far the best programming language to have ever been created”. Nope… definitely not.

S. X.
Guest

Java is terrible language, it’s popular because the anti Microsoft culture in the tech community during the past 2 decades, Java became the political correct programming language. It’s hard to imagine people would tolerate the language does fundamental things like string comparison in such an awkward way, and lacking the modern features like TRUE generic support, for so long.

James Jones
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James Jones

Popular, or widely used?

tctitans
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Java IS the most popular, but not because it is the best. It is popular because it is sufficient, simple, and was the most popular choice to teach (because it is simple) in university 10-15 yrars ago. Thete are many superior and more powerful languages out there, but most take superior programmers to use properly. The JVM itself us the biggest downfall of java.

T. Smith
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The only thing Java has going for it in popularity is its ease of use (by hiding away all the control C++ gives you) and the extensive API. In large applications, it significantly slower than C++ (I have proven this).

JoeHx
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Assembly or machine code is objectively the best. Why else would all other languages compile to machine code? They’re simply envious!

This comment is brought to you by sarcasm, and the letter M.

Kudos to leaving all the disagreeing comments, too!

Marc
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i like Java just to piss people off in particular Python fan boys