The answer lies primarily with the exhaustive testing, updating and consistency of delivery that Java has historically provided. Java has been tested, refined, extended, and proven by a dedicated community of Java developers, architects and enthusiasts. Despite origins dating back almost two decades, Java has consistently evolved over the years.
Java is designed to enable development of portable, high-performance applications for the widest range of computing platforms possible, hence enabling the fundamental tenets of overarching accessibility as well as cross-platform interaction. By making applications available across heterogeneous environments, businesses can provide more services and boost end-user productivity, communication, and collaboration—and dramatically reduce the cost of ownership of both enterprise and consumer applications.
Java has become invaluable to developers by enabling them to:
Write software on one platform and run it on virtually any other platform.
Create programs that can run within a web browser and access available web services.
Develop server-side applications for online forums, stores, polls, HTML forms processing, and more.
Combine applications or services using the Java language to create highly customized applications or services.
Write powerful and efficient applications for mobile phones, remote processors, microcontrollers, wireless modules, sensors, gateways, consumer products, and practically any other electronic device.
The underlying principle that has enabled Java’s success is the ability of the developers and coders consistently upgrading the model to be competitive to modern technological standards.
97% of Enterprise Desktops run Java.
89% of Desktops (or Computers) in the U.S. run Java.
9 Million Java Developers worldwide.
Java is the number 1 choice for developers.
Java continues to be the most used development platform.
3 billion mobile phones run Java.
100% of Blu-ray Disc Players ship with Java.
There are currently over 5 billion Java Cards in use.
125 million TV devices run Java.
5 of the Top 5 Original Equipment Manufacturers Ship Java ME.