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How to Become Java Developer?

Java is more than an island in Indonesia or a cup of coffee! It’s a career path that you should explore if coding amazes you. But how should you start? Simply enroll in a practical and comprehensive Java course, which covers everything right from the basics to the advanced concepts, and teaches you all the rules and best practices methodically. As a solid mid-level Java developer, you will eventually be able to unravel undiscovered and niche career opportunities right out-of-the-box! Read this blog to know all this and much about starting a career in Java technology.

What is Java? how is it different from J2EE?

Java is a fast, secure, and reliable programming language. Most people use "Java" to address "core Java" or "JSE" (Java Standard Edition). Java is all around you, as it is quietly running in laptops, data centers, game consoles, scientific supercomputers, cell phones and also on the Internet or the World Wide Web.

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J2EE is a platform-independent, Java-centric environment from Sun. This environment is used by developers to develop, build and deploy Web-based enterprise applications. It comprises of the following:

  • A set of services
  • APIs
  • Protocols to enable multi-tiered and web-based applications.

This computing platform was first released by Sun Microsystems back in the year 1995. Today it is so widely used that there are thousands of applications and websites which will fail until and unless you have Java installed on your system.

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Did you know?

  • The best part about Java is that it is opensource. Yes, you can download it for free!
  • The latest version of Java can be easily accessed at java.com.
  • Java 8 has crucial enhancements that can boost performance, stability, and security of all the Java applications which are currently running on your machine.
  • The interest in learning Java grew by 22.4% in 2015 alone!
  • Websites and web service apps are probably the biggest areas where Java is used today.

Evolution and a brief history of Java Developer

  • James Gosling, Mike Sheridan, and Patrick Naughton (or the Green Team) kickstarted the Java language project in June 1991.
  • It was named ‘Greentalk’ by James Gosling with file extension ‘.gt’.
  • It was earlier known as ‘Oak Language’and was first used for embedded systems in electronic appliances like set-top boxes.
  • In 1995, ‘Oak’ was renamed as ‘Java’.
  • Sun released Java IO in 1996.
  • By June 1997, Java became the #2 programming language in the world with 400,000 developers working on it.
  • Java 2 was released as J2SE 1.2 in 1998.
  • Sun announced J2SE, J2EE and J2ME in 1999.
  • J2EE touched 1 million+ download milestone in 2001.
  • Java was present inside 15 billion+ devices across the globe by 2004. There were 4 million java developers.
  • By 2005, Java made a business of $100 billion, with 4.5 million global developers.
  • In 2006, Java became open source.
  • In 2007, there were 6 million Java developers.
  • In 2011, Java 7 was released.
  • In 2013, 9 million Java developers were present globally and every year, Java was downloaded 1 billion times!
  • In 2014 Java 8 was released.
  • After Java 7, Java 8 was the most popular environment in 2016.

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