The Java platform is the name given to the computing platform from Oracle that helps users to run and develop Java applications. The platform does not just enable a user to run and develop a Java application, but also features a wide variety of tools that can help developers work efficiently with the Java programming language.
Java expressly designed for use in the distributed environment of the Internet. It enforces an object-oriented programming model. Java can be used to create complete applications that may run on a single computer or be distributed among servers and clients in a network. It can also be used to build a small application module or applet for use as part of a Web page. Applets make it possible for a Web page user to interact with the page.
Why Java is an excellent choice for business?
First and foremost, Java is database/platform independent. It can run on different operating systems and doesn’t lock us or our customers to a single database. We can use an iSeries database in a Windows server today and switch to a MySQL database with a Linux server later if we want. Java leaves our options and our customers’ options open.
Java is built for portability. Java applications run anywhere. That means we can host our applications in house and then later move them to the cloud if we choose.
Scalability is another great business benefit of Java. Java applications are built to scale with your company. An application might start out supporting one or two users, but will easily scale to support hundreds of even thousands of users if necessary. You won’t need to build new applications if your company grows.
Integration is yet another business benefit of Java. Java applications integrate easily with the existing enterprise systems and applications. Java applications not only integrate with the current systems, but will easily integrate with future applications as well.
Finally, Java is a very well-established language with a huge enterprise user base. It has excellent documentation, active user forums and an extensive list of available libraries. Thus, Java is so popular and widely used in businesses around the globe.
Summing up these benefits in one key point, Java positions your company for the future. If you choose Java, you won’t need to worry about how your application will adapt to future trends or which direction your company will take in the coming years. Your applications will grow with you and won’t hold you back.