Java is a general-purpose computer-programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, and specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It is intended to let application developers "write once, run anywhere" (WORA), meaning that compiled Java code can run on all platforms that support Java without the need for recompilation. Java applications are typically compiled to bytecode that can run on any Java virtual machine (JVM) regardless of computer architecture. As of 2016, Java is one of the most popular programming languages in use, particularly for client-server web applications, with a reported 9 million developers. Java was originally developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems (which has since been acquired by Oracle Corporation) and released in 1995 as a core component of Sun Microsystems' Java platform. The language derives much of its syntax from C and C++, but it has fewer low-level facilities than either of them.


Position on the Adoption Curve

Presentations about Java

Java Language Architect @Oracle Brian Goetz

Java Futures, 2019 Edition

Java Performance Expert & Java Champion Kirk Pepperdine

The Trouble with Memory

Sr. Principal Architect, Resilient Systems Engineering @BNYMellon Chandra Guntur

Beyond Entitlements for Cloud-Native

Principal Developer, Resilient Systems Engineering @BNYMellon Hong Liu

Beyond Entitlements for Cloud-Native

Assistant Vice President @CreditSuisse Sai Sharan Donthi

Panel: Which Java Vendor Should I Choose?

JVM/GC Engineer @Twitter, JCP Executive Committee, & Previous G1GC Tech Lead Tony Printezis

Panel: Which Java Vendor Should I Choose?

Java Performance Expert & Java Champion Kirk Pepperdine

Java Performance Workshop

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