The Future of Java is Highlighted by the JavaOne KeynoteHeena Banga
Java has been unarguably the most popular and widely used computer languages of all time. Is it old? Definitely! Is it outdated? Not by a long shot! In fact, despite being one of the earlier languages, it is used to develop one the most modern classes of applications- IoT applications and Android mobile apps. And given that there are around a billion Android devices and over 10 billion IoT devices in the world and still rapidly growing, Java development services is set to be on the leading edge for a long time to come.
A glimpse of it also came at the recent JavaOne Keynote- the annual gathering of Java developers from around the world where the company presents the future roadmap of the language. The latest presentation, if anything, too reflected the solid position that the Java holds in the market and the robust growth trajectory that it is guaranteed to take.
But before we get into the future, let’s take first take a look at how it achieved such popularity in the first place:
- It is platform-independent at both binary and source-code level, which means the same app can be run on a variety of systems- a key leverage for web development.
- It is Object-Oriented that means it is well suited for large applications due to its extensive modular approach.
- Inherent network capabilities of Java enable developers to easily design and implement distributed computing.
- Its multitasking capabilities are exceptionally useful in creating applications that run on multi-core processors and thus, improve performance.
Now, if we consider all these key features collectively, it makes sense why this is the language of choice for both mobile apps and IoT devices. While mobile apps are very complex and run on multi-core processors, IoT devices run on the widest possible range of platforms.
That was all about the past and present. Now, let’s see what Java has got in store for the future:
Since most applications are now developed on serverless architecture, it’s new set of features support a variety of architecture to design and implement cloud-related projects.
As Java finds more and more application in cloud development, it opens up a new frontier where it has little influence in web development. This is all set to change in the future as we see Java being increasingly deployed in web development.
Java has already one of the largest communities of developers across the world- roughly around 12 million. With such large community and Oracle behind it, it is guaranteed that Java development companies will continue to have some of the finest development tools and early support in the years to come.