What is Java?
"Java is a simple, object-oriented,
secure, robust, architecture-neutral, portable, high-performance,
dynamic programming language."
-- from Arthur van Hoff, author of the Java compiler.
So, what does that all mean? . . . Java is very COOL!!!
Here are some of the ways that Java is used:
- The Java Language - Java is one of the newest computer languages
and it is designed to be widely used on any computer. It was created
by Sun Microsystem and is used to write the programs listed below.
- Java Applets- small applications (programs) that can be put on web
pages, and can be seen by Java-capable browsers like Netscape
Navigator ver 3, Internet Explorer ver 3 or HotJava ver1.
- Java Applications - word-processors, spreadsheets, databases, or
You know... ALL the stuff that you use on your computer can be written
- Java Beans - small packages of Java, that are easily portable, and
can be used to write applications, quickly. When ground up, they make
a delicious cup of coffee, too.
really amazing things.