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