Java was first introduced in the year 1995 by Sun Microsystems. Since its inception, this programming language has opened new dimensions in the field of web development. With the help of Java, developers can take advantage of web applications like never before. Java takes web interactivity to the next level. There are three major editions of Java available in the market. They are:
* Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE)
* Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
* Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME)
Each of these editions has a specific role to pay in the respective domains. J2SE is popular amongst developers. It is also known as Java Development Kit (JDK). J2EE is specifically developed for internet enabled enterprise and e-commerce applications. J2ME Application Development is widely used for mobile devices. Java has opened new horizons for developers. But there are few people still skeptical about this technology. Let us check few of the Myths related to java and the realities related to the same.
Myth 1: Java can only run in web browsers
Reality: Although Java offers new development opportunities for web, it is not limited to it. Java can be run on desktop applications too. This can be done by installing JVM from vendors like Sun or Microsoft. It is very easy to run Java for desktop applications similar to Microsoft Word.
Myth 2: Java is too slow for serious programming
Reality:Yes, this is true to a certain extent. JVM takes a while to load but this also applies to.Net runtime or other similar libraries. This issue has been partly resolved with Java updates as some of them come with auto starter that loads JVM in login time. Please note that Java 6 is faster than Java 5 and Java on Linux is much faster than Windows.
Myth 3: Applets in Java are not reliable
Reality:Since, applets are run with different JVMs in browsers there are some differences in their performance. But there is a solution to this problem. It is very important for developers to use single JVM for optimum results which would also help them to use single JVM for different browsers. This means that users can always expect better performance irrespective of the browser being used.
Java has made the task of web designing very interesting. It is still at an infancy stage and has a lot to offer in the field of web designing. The codes written in Java language can be run using less computer resources. This is one of the prime benefits of Java.