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Why is Java becoming a popular language nowadays?

2nd January 2019

Heard of java? Thinking of learning the most popular computer programming language but not aware of it and have a little knowledge then this article will serve all your purpose. Today, we will tell everything about this widely used language which will be helpful for you to see if you want to learn this language or not. So at first, we will be starting with knowing what actually is Java?

What is Java?

Java is a programming language and computing platform which was first released by Sun Microsystems in the year 1995. It is high programming language as it includes the general English through which machine and human can communicate. This language is becoming so popular these days as many applications for web and smart phones are being developed using this language. The language was derived from most of the syntaxes of C and C++, but it has fewer low-level facilities than either of them. You can download the software from the internet and start developing your own code and practice. There are some skill sets which is required to becomes a java programmer which includes:

  • JSP / Servlets.
  • Web Frameworks like Struts / Spring.
  • Service Oriented Architecture / Web Services – SOAP / REST.
  • Web Technologies like HTML, CSS, Javascript, and JQuery.
  • Markup Languages like XML and JSON.

So you want to become a Java developer you should be known of the scope of this language in India, these few points will be telling here the scope of this language in India and help you to decide if you want to go in this area or not.

  • The IT industry is fast adopting industry in terms of digital technologies and India is a $150 billion IT services outsourcing industry which is adapting to these changes because of automation.
  • AS per the popularity of the langue index which is released every once in a while stating the most popular learning language, Java and PHP are among the most popular language followed by Python, JavaScript, R, and Swift.
  • Going by the demand globally, Java and Javascript are still ruling the world, which makes Java as a widely adaptable language.
  • If talking about the career particularly in India, there are many government projects like Digital India and Demonetization which will surely increase the demand for Java programmers in India and hence more career opportunities will be created.

You must be thinking why one should learn Java, so we also have these points which will clear all your doubts:

1. Java is easy to learn

Java is high programming language as stated earlier, which means that this language is user-friendly and human and the machine can interact easily. Java uses fluent English like syntax with minimum magic characters e.g. Generics angle brackets, which makes it one of the easy language to learn. And you will be shocked to see that this point plays a major point in the popularity of this language. With practice, you can become a good coder.

2. An object-oriented language

If you are familiar with the computer languages a little bit, then you must be aware of the fact that the object-oriented languages are more easier to work with as they use the real-life objects in the languages which makes the coding more easier. Developing the OOP application is much easier and java gives the opportunity of doing so. Also, it also helps to keep system modular, flexible and extensible. It also keeps the dependency in check that will make the program more adaptable to be used by various platforms. It is one of the languages which is very close to 100% OOP based language.

3. Powerful development tools

Ever since IDEs like NetBeans and Eclipse came to existence, the Java is not only becoming easy to learn but also helped in increasing the number of people interested in this language. If you have worked on the notepad or some editor for developing some code, then you will more able to understand how much these IDEs have been helpful. They help in correcting the errors along with providing all the project needs.

Along with these IDEs, Java also offers several other tools which include Maven and ANT for building Java applications, decompilers, JConsole, Visual VM for monitoring Heap usage etc.

4. A platform independent language

Java is well known for its feature of being a platform-independent language. Just like java developers are everywhere; this language is on the desktop, on mobile, on the card and almost everywhere. You can write your code anywhere and that code can go with you in any machine and you will be able to run it in any machine. This makes it a portable language and hence a popular one as well.

5. A cost-free language

When we are developing any project the, cost is the factor which is needed to be considered on the top priority. The main advantage of developing the project in Java is that this language is cost-free. You do not need the extra installation cost for this and the project is also portable which increases the working flexibility of the project. The factor that you don’t need to pay anything to create Java application has made it largely popular among individuals in large organizations.

6. Rich API

APIs are very much needed in developing any application using language and Java offers the user with great API. These rich APIs are very popular and most importantly they are highly visible because come with Java installation. Java provides API for I/O, networking, utilities, XML parsing, database connection, and also almost everything. You face many Java coding challenges during the development of any application but these APIs are very helpful in making the way easier for the user.

Overall, this is one of the widely accepted languages and comes with the great scope in this on-going IT industry. So if you want to see the java developer in your resume, then you need to practice it from the heart and conquer it.

Corey is an all round tech guru who has worked at some major blue chip companies. He started Poweronemedia to share his views and knowledge with the rest of the blogging world.