Java is a programming language and can be used for various systems, also known as a ‘general-purpose programming language’. In addition, Java is a platform independent. Java can be used on Windows, Linux and Mac OS. It is one of the most widely used programming languages and is used worldwide.
So Java is platform independent, but what exactly does that mean?
Many programming languages convert code to a binary file to be read by a specific platform, Java uses the ‘write one, run everywhere’ principle. This means, as the name implies, that the code only needs to be written once and then converted into code that can run on all combinations of different operating systems. This is all made possible by the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). The JVD then compiles all code to bytecode. This (Java) bytecode can therefore run on different types of hardware, without the Java runtime itself changing much.
Use of Java
Java programmers are easy and widely applicable. These developers work in different types of organisations, which can be divided into two types: internally at organisations, often on internal systems and in secondment or consultancy. Internally, the Java Developer is often deployed to develop or maintain systems within their own organization. In an external form, in the case of secondment or consultancy, the developer is deployed on a project basis at a customer. Upon completion of a project, the Developer is assigned a new assignment, sometimes with another project within the same organization, but also often with a new customer. These projects vary in duration from a month to several years. Previously, the Java Developer worked on location at these customers, nowadays virtual (remote) working is also common.
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