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Why Java is a Popular Programming Language?

Published on Oct 14,2019 8K Views

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Java is said to be one of the best programming languages that we have. So, Why Java? Well, Java has proved it’s worth over the years by presenting phenomenal features in front of us. Java is extremely popular in the market because of these impressive features. Here is a sneak peek at these features that adorn Java language!

The contents of this article are going to be:

Let’s begin!

Features of Java

There are several eye-catching features that Java offers to us. Let’s check them out.

Platform Independent

Platform Independent - EdurekaJava runs on a principle, a very famous one indeed, WORA – Write once run everywhere. Java code is compiled into byte-code which gets executed in the Java Virtual Machine. Any system in which a JVM works is able to execute the Java code.


High Performance feature of java - why java - edurekaAfter the bytecode is compiled by the Java compiler, it is provided to JVM, before it is converted to machine-level code. This helps in a great performance for the Java language.



Multi threaded feature of java - why java - edureka

Multithreaded means that Java gives you the freedom to build interactive and responsive applications with several concurrent threads of activity.



Robust feature of java - why java - edurekaJava depends on a simple memory management model boosted by the automatic garbage collection feature, hence Java helps the programmer to adopt programming habits required for the creation of reliable applications.


Secured feature of java - why java - edurekaThere are several security features embedded in Java. Inclusive of runtime checking and static type checking at compile time. With such features, it is a challenge to invade any Java application.

Object-oriented in a true sense

Java helps to work with the functionality of object-oriented programming language. For example:


Simple feature of java - why java - edurekaJava is a simple programming language. Easy to read and learn. Anybody can start with Java with an understanding of the basic underlying principles of programming.

After reading about the features let us move to our next segment.

Why is Java so popular?

The principle of Java, WORA, makes it an eye-catching language! Imagine you have created a code and you can run it on any machine and work anywhere you want. Such a privilege and ease! This is what attracts the programmers the most. Java programs are capable to execute on different machines having JRE. JRE is compatible with all the devices, say, mobile phones, PC’s, Linux, Windows, etc.

Moving on with the next segment.

Where is Java used?

Java has been the choice of fresher as well as experienced programmers.

  • It is used in designing web applications
  • It is widely used in creating Android applications
  • Java is also a great choice for the developers in creating scientific applications
  • It used in developing software tools too
  • Game development

To know more, you can read the Top 10 Java Applications and where Java is used in the real world.

With this, we have reached towards the end of this article. Keep reading, keep exploring!

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Why Java is a Popular Programming Language?