Java is considered as the best application development language. It is an object-oriented programming language which is used to create efficient quality applications for both computers and mobile phones. It was first introduced in 1995 by James Gosling, Sun Micro Systems. Java language has been developed after including the concepts of various languages like C, C++, etc. It is a versatile and platform independent language. It can be used on any platform including Windows, Android, iOS, Linux, etc. Apart from this, Android, the product of techno giant Google Inc. completely relies on Java application development for apps development.
Advantages of Java Application development:
Simplicity: Java provides a very easy interface for the users and developers. It has been considered as the simplest language when compared to other programming languages. Java has eliminated the use of pointers and also replaced the complexity of multiple inheritances in C++ with a simple structure and that structure is called interface.
Portability and Platform Independent Behavior: Java is platform independent. It provides the facility to “Write Once and Run Anywhere”. The applications developed by using this language can be run on any hardware and software platform. The Java applications are supported by every Java compatible browser.
Allocation: Java has the feature of Stack allocation system. It helps the data to be stored and can be restored easily. Stack management is actually an arrangement process of objects in LIFO (Last In First Out) management system. This management system makes it easy to store and restore any object. Unlike other programming languages where the developer needs to allocate data and collect garbage, Java has the facility of automatic garbage collection and memory allocation.
Distributiveness: Distributive computing is basically the platform where two or more computers can work together on a network. Java has a great networking capability. Networking on Java is too easy that writing a networking program feels like sending and receiving between files. Disadvantages of Java Application development:
Performance: Java is comparatively slower and takes more memory space than the other native programming languages like C and C++.
Single Paradigm Language: Java is actually predominantly a single paradigm language but in the newer versions of Java like Java 5.0 and onwards, the procedural paradigm is made batter by adding some static imports in it.
Enumeration Types and Local Constants: Java doesn’t have the enumeration types, but they can be stimulated by using a series of constant instead of them. All the above advantages and disadvantages are brought to you by the experienced Java application developers, to provide you a better analytical view of Java.