Java is a class-based, object-oriented compiled language that runs on many platforms, from your desktop computer to mobile phones.
In Layman’s Terms (kind of): Java is a general-purpose programming language with the aim to “write once, run anywhere”.
In Layman’s Terms (kind of): A language used in the browser that makes HTML pages more dynamic and interactive that can change as developers use it.
If you’re still a little lost, don’t worry, you’re not alone.
In the years since their inception (1995 for both), these languages saw a significant increase in usage, but in very different applications.
Java, on the other hand, is primarily used for Android apps, server-side applications, and popular video games. Java is good at moving large amounts of information, which makes it useful in heavy data applications but not as easy to use for nimble adaptation. The future of Java is heavily debated, but for now, it is still among the most popular languages used today.
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