Since its inception, Java has been one of the most widely used programming languages. According to rough estimates, about 3 billion devices around the world work on this technology. And the annual report State of the Octoverse showed that in 2020 the Java language entered the top three in popularity. The reason why the programming language has not lost ground for 26 years is because of its constant development and updating. And the participation of global IT giants in the development of technology only confirms that Java will be in demand by many businesses and programmers for a long time to come.
What is written in Java?
Because Java is considered a universal programming language, today it is used in various fields and for absolutely any task. A few decades ago, the technology was used exclusively in the digital and cable TV industry, then it became widespread in other industries, including e-comm, fintech and even igaming. Today Java is used to develop the following products:
Server/corporate applications. Well-known global companies have been choosing Java for their IT projects for a long time. These solutions are renowned for their reliability, resiliency, ease of scale for companies, and flexible integration. Users of the products easily carry out the necessary financial and trading operations.
Mobile applications. Although there are other Android development tools, most of them are written in Java using the Google API for Android.
Web applications. Many government, medical, insurance, banking, educational and defense organizations have their web applications developed in Java. IT products will fully satisfy the needs of companies and their users.
Desktop applications. Such products are used in all industries: from e-commerce projects to large portals, educational platforms, etc. These can be both software products, for example, for trade accounting, and, say, systems for monitoring the progress of a student.
The Java programming language is used by many technological IT giants, such as IBM and Google. Companies have chosen to use Java as the primary programming language for their key software products. The prominence of corporations contributed to the accelerated development of Java, as a result, the technology was at the very center of commercial development.