Applications of Java, Java is used to develop desktop applications, web applications, mobile applications, enterprise applications, scientific applications, mathematical applications, embedded systems, and so on.
Java Programming language was developed by James Gosling with his team (Java Team, also known as Green Team) in 1995 for Sun Microsystems; later Java was acquired by Oracle in 2010.
Applications of Java / Uses of Java
Java is a general-purpose programming language, to be used for writing software in the widest variety of application domains.
Java Programming Language is used to develop:
Desktop GUI Applications
Enterprise Applications (ERP, Banking, Insurance, Ecommerce, etc.)
Big Data Technologies
Web servers and Application servers
Java for Automated Testing
Selenium with Java – Automated Functional Testing
Appium with Java – Automated Mobile Testing
RFT with Java – Automated Functional Testing
Cucumber compatible with Java
Java Run-time for JMeter
Java Run-time for Jira
What are Desktop Applications?
Desktop applications are software programs run locally on computer devices. They aren’t accessible from a browser, like web-based apps, and require deployment on a personal computer or laptop.
Ex: MS Office, Notepad, Acrobat Reader, WinZip, etc.
What is a Web Application?
A Web application (Web app) is an application program that is stored on a remote server and delivered over the Internet or Intranet through a browser interface.
Ex: google.com, icicibank.com, gcreddy.com
What is a Mobile Application?
A mobile application, most commonly referred to as an app, is a type of application software designed to run on a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet computer.
Mobile applications frequently serve to provide users with similar services to those accessed on PCs. Apps are generally small, individual software units with limited function.
What are Enterprise Applications?
Enterprise applications are designed to integrate computer systems that run all phases of an enterprise’s operations to facilitate cooperation and coordination of work across the enterprise. The intent is to integrate core business processes (e.g., sales, accounting, finance, human resources, inventory and manufacturing)
What is Embedded System?
An Embedded System is a system that has software embedded into computer-hardware, which makes a system dedicated for a variety of application or specific part of an application or product or part of a larger system.
An embedded system can be a small independent system or a large combinational system. It is a microcontroller-based control system used to perform a specific task of operation.
What are Scientific Applications?
An application that simulates real-world activities using mathematics. Scientific applications turn real-world objects into mathematical models, and their actions are simulated by executing the required formulas.
What is a Cloud Application?
A cloud application simply refers to any software application that is deployed in a cloud environment rather than being hosted on a local server or machine. A cloud application is deployed in any one of three cloud environments: private, public, or hybrid.