So where is Java used?
- Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.) – isn’t written in Java
- Adobe Acrobat – isn’t written in Java
- YouTube – isn’t written in Java
- Google Chrome – isn’t written in Java
- Operating systems Windows, Linux, MacOS – are not written in Java
- Computer games – are not written in Java as well (except for Minecraft)
So where is Java used? After all, according to the Oracle data more than 3 billion devices in the world run on Java. So here is the answer – we listed the main directions, where Java is used:
- First of all, Java is a language used for server applications in large companies. Most actively Java is used in banks, insurance companies, retail networks, etc. For example, such banks as Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, Barclays, Goldman Sachs and many, many others use Java for writing electronic systems for backend and frontend offices, etc. One more example –back end of Google+ is written in Java.
- Web applications. Java became a common use in e-commerce and web applications. For example, if we talk about markets of Europe and the USA, many web applications of state and educational institutions, insurance companies and institutions of defense complex are written in Java.
- Trading applications, such as LMAX, Murex.
- Android applications. If you have a phone on Android, then all the applications in it are written in Java using Google and Android API.
- Desktop applications, software and development tools, such as Eclipse, Netbeans IDE, jEdit (Programmer`s Text Editor), jDownloader (open-source download management tool), Azureus/Vuse.
- Embedded systems. Java is used on smart cards and sensors. For example, bank cards work on Java.