Getting Started with JAVA Language – An Overview to JAVA

By | January 20, 2016

What is JAVA? How to getting Started with JAVA? Why do you need to learn JAVA?

A Comprehensive Overview to JAVA Language.

Hello mates, hope you all are very well. In this Article, you will learn all about JAVA programming Language. Here is a Comprehensive Overview to Java Language. In this chapter, you will learn, What is Java?, Why you need Java?, How to get started with Java and many other things as well.

What is Java? Java is an object-oriented programming language developed by Sun MicroSystems in 1995. Java is High-Level Programming Language. Java is guaranteed to be WORA (Write Once, Run Anywhere). Java is machine independent language. As like other languages, Java didn’t interfere deeply with hardware i.e program written in java from any OS will run at any machine.

The Java language was used in several projects within Sun but did not get very much commercial attention until it was paired with HotJava. HotJava was written in 1994 in a matter of months, both as a vehicle for downloading and running applets and also as an example of the sort of complex application that can be written in Java.

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Why We Need Java?

It is a good question. There are many high-level languages in the market, why only Java? The Answer is very simple, There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere! That’s why you should learn java, You need Java to survive in the market. The scope of Java is very broad, according to the survey, Java is listed in top 5 highest paying programming languages.

Key Benefits of Java Programming:

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  • Object Oriented:
    Java is an Object Oriented Language. Java can be easily extended since it is based on the Object model.
  • Platform independent and Portable:
    Unlike many other programming languages including C and C++, when Java is compiled, it is not compiled into platform specific machine, It compiled into platform-independent byte code. This byte code is distributed over the web and interpreted by virtual Machine (JVM) on whichever platform it is being run. Java is Portable :).
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    Java Compiling – Java Language []

  • Simple and Easy to Learn:
    Java is designed to be easy to learn. If you understand the basic concept of OOP (Object Oriented Language), Java would be easy to master.
  • Secure:
    With Java’s secure feature, it enables to develop virus-free, tamper-free systems. Authentication techniques are based on public-key encryption.
  • Robust:
    Java makes an effort to eliminate error prone situations by emphasizing mainly on compile time error checking and runtime checking.
  • Multi threaded:
    It is possible to write programs that can do many tasks simultaneously in Java. This design feature allows developers to construct smoothly running interactive applications.
  • Interpreted:
    Java byte code is translated on the fly to native machine instructions and is not stored anywhere. The development process is more rapid and analytical since the linking is an incremental and lightweight process.
  • High Performance and Dynamic:
    With the use of Just-In-Time compilers, Java enables high performance. Java is designed for the distributed environment of the internet. Java is considered to be more dynamic than C or C++ since it is designed to adapt to an evolving environment.

Getting Started with Java:

In order to write Java programs, you will, of course, need a Java development environment.It is also known as JDK. You can get the JDK (Java Development Kit) from CD’s available in the market or can download directly from Java official website according to your system requirements. Bellow are the necessary software to program in Java.

  1. JDK
  2. Notepad/Text-pad (IDE)
  • Net beans: Is a Java IDE that is open-source and free which can be downloaded.
  • Eclipse: Is also a Java IDE developed by the eclipse open-source community and can be downloaded free.

Download Java JDK

Note: In next article you will learn how to install and run Java on your PC. You will also learn how to set up Path for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. In upcoming articles, you will learn Java Programming in Urdu as well as in English with Video Tutorials. You may also like to read my Tutorials on Introduction to PHP – Why we need PHP and MySQL in website.

Final Words:

I hope you like my Comprehensive overview to Java Language. Java is the Object Oriented, high language, Machine independent and Secure programming language. It has bright scope in markets. Learning Java is very easy if you have a little bit knowledge about OOP. Here I will share step by step tutorials to learn Java and Programming in Java. I will teach you Java Programming with examples in Urdu as well as in English. So, be ready and stay tuned with Tanvir Zafar :). See you all in my next article.

Author: Tanvir Zafar

Tanvir Zafar is a internet Entrepreneur and owner of this site and many others as well. He is student in GCUF doing BS Software Engineering. :)