If the above doesn’t mean anything to you — here’s a longer description:
Java can be used to create complete applications that may run on a single computer or be distributed among different computers in a network. Java is generally used by developers to program applications. It allows developers to“write once, run anywhere” (WORA), meaning that compiled Java code can run on all platforms that support Java without the need for recompilation.
- Android: Android itself, as an operating system, is written in Java, and most Android apps are written in Java.
- Minecraft: Minecraft was originally developed in Java, but has since been adapted in other languages for different platforms (such as C++ for iOS)
- Eclipse: For developers, It’s a multi language multi platform IDE that is written in Java.
What should I learn first, then?
Worth mentioning is that Java is historically one of the main languages taught in universities globally as a CS101 language. Java is an object oriented programming language which provides a very valuable foundation for anyone who’s serious in learning about programming. We highly recommend K-12 students to learn Java once they gain a solid grasp of their first programming language.
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