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Overview of Java Programming

Java is an object-oriented programming language developed by Sun Microsystems in the early 1990s. The language is very similar in syntax to C and C++ but, in techie terms, it has a simpler object model and fewer low-level facilities.

History of Java Programming

Java was started as a project called "Oak" by James Gosling in 1991. The first public implementation was Java 1.0 in 1995. The pluses to this new language were:

  • It promised the ability to "Write Once, Run Anywhere" (WORA), providing no cost runtimes on popular platforms, and
  • Its security was configurable, allowing network and file access to be restricted.
Java quickly became a popular programming language. Newer versions of the java programming language had multiple configurations built for different platforms. For example, J2EE for enterprise applications and J2ME for mobile applications.

Learning Java Programming

Java programming is best learned by those with some familiarity with object oriented programming methodologies. For those interested in introductory-level java programming, courses offered through local community collages would be a good place to start. For those developers interested in learning java programming at a more detailed, in-depth level, Sun Microsystems offers several java programming classes and certification programs.

Other Popular Technical Skills

Java is used mostly by Software Engineers. For information about other technical skills that are popular in the job market, check out the Career Skills List. Also make sure to visit the New Job Listings, which is updated weekly.

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