What is Java?
Java is a type of programming language that is quite popular. In fact, with C it is one of the most popular programming languages in use. Java was originally developed for handheld devices and set-top boxes as OAK. However, after oak was unsuccessful, it modified to incorporate the World Wide Web, and re-launched as Java by Sun Microsystems. It is developed by James Gosling.
It is a general-purpose computer programming language that incorporates concurrent, class-based, object-oriented elements. It is also designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It has developed much of its syntax from C and C++, and is quite similar to C++ but is designed to be simpler in order to reduce common programming errors.
One of the primary benefits of Java is that it is intended to be a "write once, run anywhere" (WORA) program, which means that once it is compiled it should run on all platforms that support Java and without the need for recompilation.