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Java

See Glossary of Java programming language terms

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Java is a high-level, platform-independent, object-oriented programming language originally developed by Sun Microsystems. Java is currently owned by Oracle, which purchased Sun in 2010.

Initial help

   New to Java - need help to get your first Java program running? See the Oracle Java Tutorials section on Getting Started.

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Background

Java is a high-level, platform-independent, object-oriented programming language originally developed by Sun Microsystems and released in 1995. Java is currently owned by Oracle, which purchased Sun in 2010.

Very few computers can run Java programs directly. Therefore the Java environment is normally made available by installing a suitable software component. For Windows computers, this is usually done by downloading the free Java Runtime Environment (JRE) from Oracle which allows the system to run Java programs. The easiest way to do this is from java.com.

Developers frequently need additional tools which are available in the free Java Development Kit (JDK) alternative to the JRE, which for Windows must be downloaded from Oracle and installed manually.

Note: Other vendors exist but usually have license fees. For Linux and other platforms consult the operating system documentation.

Most of the Java platform has been open sourced. The open source Java project is called OpenJDK. All major components of the platform are in open source, including the JVM (Java Virtual Machine), the Java compiler, and the class libraries.

More information:

   Wikipedia on Java
   Wikipedia on the JDK
   Download Java from Oracle

Hello World

public class HelloWorld {

 public static void main(String[] args) {
   System.out.println("Hello, World!");
 }
}

Java source code is compiled to an intermediate form (bytecode instructions for the JVM) that can be executed with the java command.

Beginners resources

   The Java Tutorials - Starts from scratch on Windows/Linux/Mac and covers most of the standard library.

Day to day resources

   Java SE Documentation
   API reference

Advanced resources

   The Java Virtual Machine Specification
   The Java Language Specification
   Other languages that can be mixed with Java on JVM

Free Online Resources

   Thinking in Java
   Stanford Video Lectures on Java

java.txt · Last modified: 2019/12/05 03:06 by Cloud Monk Kreuzer PhD MCSE/MCT Amateur Historian