Basic Java Tutorial - Elements of Popularity in a Programming Language

by HSG on Nov 08, 2012 in Java Tutorial

Different programming languages gain popularity for different features.  Java tutorials have proven particular popular over a long period of time, thanks to a diverse group of strengths inherent to the language itself.  Let’s examine some of the basic elements of Java, and find out what it is both powerful and popular:

·         WORA – Write Once Run Anywhere is a programming ideal that has never been effectively achieved.  The goal is to be able to write code a single time, and have it deploy in the same way across multiple platforms.  Although it is still an ideal, proper Java tutorials exist that demonstrate how we are moving closer to success.

·         Object-Oriented – This programming philosophy designates that there is no coding that takes place outside established class definitions.  A large class library is also available right within the core language pack.

·         Compiler plus Interpreter – Once you have written your code, you can compile it into bytecodes which are then fed into a JVM, or Java virtual machine.  You can then follow popular Java tutorials to see how you can extensively debug your code using this functionality.

·         Robustness and Improvements over C – Java was designed from the ground up to be a robust language, with very strong type checking.  There are plenty of Java tutorials which demonstrate this.  It also offers concrete improvements over C, such as the elimination of memory pointers, preprocessing, and array limit checking.

This is just a handful of the different benefits of Java.  One can easily see why this is one of the most popular programming languages in heavy use today, and why ensuring that your Java skills remain up to date is such an important part of being a programmer.  Though you will certainly be expected to learn multiple languages and applications, such as Visual Studio .NET, C#, and C, a strong basis in Java will always remain an important part of your skill set.  Keep abreast of Java tutorials and make sure that your coding skills stay sharp.  Practice with some simple applets every once in a while if you need to, or purchase a programming book to review.

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