Write once, run anywhere (WORA) is about Java. The cross-platformed Java has been successfully used for desktop, network, mobile, and enterprise applications for more than 20 years. Given you’re not familiar with the coffee-cup-labeled programming language and want to decide what to build your software in, we’ll tell you why custom Java development runs things. Today, we have compiled a list of 8 Surprising Ways You Can Use Java, including the The Pros and Cons.
Java: Pros v/s Cons
- Java is everywhere and it’s the main development language for Android and Android Apps. Any employer will find an affordable Java programmer for the maintenance of their project. The Java community is second to none. About 45% of the interviewed on StackOverflow use Java. The technology can boast of the host of open-source libraries for various tasks.
- Java is about usability and modality. Forget about procedural and welcome the object-oriented programming. Thanks to OOP, your developers can (a) reuse written in Java objects for other programs (there’s a raft of open-source libraries); (b) prevent mistakes as the objects hide info which shouldn’t be accessed; (c) easily maintain and extend an existing code, as Java implies structural organization of programs, even the most complex.
- Java is about higher security. Put simply, Java excludes pointers, an object that saves a memory address of another pointer. This prevents unauthorized access to the memory. Moreover, Java uses a Security Manager that is a kind of security policy for a program where you can indicate rules on access to it.
- Java is about versatility and immortality. All the main OSes including Windows, macOS, Linux, etc. support Java Virtual Machine.
- Dedicated Java developers have no problems with remote collaborative work. The programming language was developed for distributed computing. It has built-in tools for sharing data and programs between numerous computers.
- Java supports socket programming and CORBA to exchange objects between programs written in different languages.
- Java uses automatic memory allocation, which means developers don’t need to write code memory allocation manually. This helps to reduce mistakes coming from a lack of memory for running this or that functionality.
- Java supports multithreading which helps to use processing time with maximum efficiency. A thread is the smallest unit of processing in programming, Java allows for running the threads simultaneously. The feature is indispensable for games and programs with a lot of animation.
- Java is a high-level language that makes it easy to write and maintain. Moreover, its code is cheap in maintenance, as you can work with it from any computer regardless of specific hardware infrastructure.
- Java is about test-driven development. The introduction of Java units and the write-test-refactor cycle allowed programmers to significantly reduce the number of bugs in the released products.
- A non-professional code setup can lead to excessive memory usage. Also, inexperienced Java developers can’t rule out a possibility when several threads try to access the same resource, which provokes a deadlock, a mistake arising due to the lack of memory. However, a skilled Java developer can foresee and solve these problems.
- Starting with 2019, Oracle charges for Java Standard Edition 8 usage for commercial purposes. If used so, you’ll need to pay for the updates and bug fixes. The payment, however, depends on the number of users.
8 Surprising Ways To Use Java
Zero fact: Java heads the list of TOIBE for the third year already while Delphi is going to fall out of it.
1. Various programs
Java is used for computing web applications, government websites and big data processing technologies like Hadoop, Apache Storm, it is also used for creating Eclipso, OpenOffice, Gmail, Atlassian. Java is used for science projects especially for those where natural language processing is required.
2. Industrial development
Many developers compute industrial programs in Java. Thus, Java is used for tracking plane movements and life support systems, adjusting, sending alerts and everything that a connection manager sees on their monitor.
3. Android applications
Despite the growing popularity of Kotlin, Java remains the main language for Android applications development. Needless to say, the main Android part itself is written in Java. Thus, Java developers can easily develop for Android.
4. Financial programs
Java is one of the most in-demand languages in the financial sphere. It’s used for computing secure websites and creating simple websites both on the server side and the client. The technology is also used for data modeling.
5. Point-of-sale systems
Many companies use Java for creating PoS systems, as the development requires cross-platform solutions and an extensive staff of developers.
6. Trade systems
Maybe you’ve heard about or worked with Murex, a popular program for bank management, well, it’s written in Java.
7. Everything popular
Sometimes you may even think that everything popular build in Java. Just look at the list: eBay, Amazon, Google (GTalk, Google Plus), Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn.
8. Server application programming
Given Java is a cross-platform language, it remains a standard for computing server applications and distributed systems. One of the decisive factors in the sphere is the possibility to develop fast with existing solutions and components. And Java meets the demands.
Hiring dedicated Java developers? The first thing you care about is whether you’ll be able to maintain the project after the release. It begs the question: “Will Java be sought-after in the future? Will I find Java developers for in-house work?” There’s nothing to replace Java, at least not yet.
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