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Java - A Language That Changed the Programming World

Java is one of the most widely used programming languages in the world. It has been instrumental in building some of the most complex and sophisticated software systems, including enterprise-level applications, mobile apps, and smart card systems. But have you ever wondered about the origins of Java?

Java was developed by James Gosling and his team at Sun Microsystems in 1995. It was originally called Oak, after the oak tree that stood outside Gosling's office. However, it was later renamed to Green and finally Java, inspired by Java coffee. The Java logo also represents a coffee cup with steam.

There are four editions of Java for building different kinds of applications. The Java Standard Edition (SE) is the core Java platform that contains all the libraries a Java developer needs to learn. Java Enterprise Edition (EE) is used for building very large scale and distributive systems, and it provides additional libraries for building fault-tolerant, distributed multi-tier software. Java Micro Edition (ME) is a subset of Java SE designed for mobile devices, while Java Card is used in smart cards.

The latest version of Java is Java SE 12, which was released in March 2019. Java has close to 3 billion devices running it, including phones, TVs, and Blu-ray players. According to, the average salary of a Java developer is just over $100,000 per year in the US, making it a highly lucrative career choice.

Here's a simple code snippet to get started with Java:

public class HelloWorld {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        System.out.println("Hello, world!");
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This code will print "Hello, world!" to the console when executed. As you can see, Java is a beginner-friendly language that is easy to learn, yet powerful enough to build complex systems.

In conclusion, Java has revolutionized the programming world since its inception. Its widespread use across different devices and systems has made it an indispensable skill for developers. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced programmer, learning Java is a great investment in your career.

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