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Java (software platform)

Java (software platform)
Software information
Original authorJames Gosling
DeveloperSun Microsystems (Owned by Oracle Corporation)
Stable releaseVersion 6 Update 24
Latest release dateFebruary 15, 2011
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeSoftware platform
LicenseGNU General Public License /
Java Community Process

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Java refers to a number of computer software products and specifications from Sun Microsystems, a subsidiary of Oracle Corporation, that together provide a system for developing application software and deploying it in a cross-platform environment. Java is used in a wide variety of computing platforms from embedded devices and mobile phones on the low end, to enterprise servers and supercomputers on the high end. Java is used in mobile phones, Web servers and enterprise applications, and while less common on desktop computers, Java applets are sometimes used to provide improved and secure functionalities while browsing the World Wide Web.

Writing in the Java programming language is the primary way to produce code that will be deployed as Java bytecode, though there are bytecode compilers available for other languages such as Ada, JavaScript, Python, and Ruby. Several new languages have been designed to run natively on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), such as Scala, Clojure and Groovy. Java syntax borrows heavily from C and C++, but object-oriented features are modeled after Smalltalk and Objective-C. Java eliminates certain low-level constructs such as pointers and has a very simple memory model where every object is allocated on the heap and all variables of object types are references. Memory management is handled through integrated automatic garbage collection performed by the JVM.

On November 13, 2006, Sun Microsystems made the bulk of its implementation of Java available under the GNU General Public License, although there are still a few parts distributed as precompiled binaries due to copyright issues with code that is licensed (but not owned) by Sun.

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Java platformJava language, JVM, Micro Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Java Card
Sun technologiesSquawk, Java Development Kit, OpenJDK, Java Virtual Machine, JavaFX
Platform technologiesApplets, Servlets, MIDlets, jsp, Web Start (jnlp)
Major third-party technologiesJRockit, GNU Classpath, Kaffe, TopLink, Apache Harmony, Apache Struts, Spring framework, Hibernate, JBoss application server, Tapestry, Jazelle
HistoryJava version history, Criticism of Java, Java Community Process, Sun Microsystems, Free Java implementations
Major programming languagesJava Tcl, Jython, JRuby, BeanShell, Clojure, Groovy, Rhino, Scala, Processing, more �
Java conferencesJavaOne

Sun Microsystems (a subsidiary of Oracle Corporation)

HardwareSun-1 * Sun-2 * Sun-3 * Sun386i * Sun-4 * SPARCstation * Netra * Ultra * Enterprise * Sun Blade * Sun Fire * SPARC Enterprise * SPARC * JavaStation * Sun Ray * Sun Modular Datacenter * more...
SoftwareSunOS * Solaris * NIS * NFS * ZFS * SunView * NeWS * OpenWindows * Java Desktop System * Sun Studio * Java * StarOffice * iPlanet/Sun ONE/Java Enterprise System * Sun Secure Global Desktop * MySQL * Sun xVM * GlassFish * more...
StorageStorageTek * Sun Open Storage * QFS * ZFS
High-Performance ComputingSun Cloud * Sun Constellation System * Sun Visualization System * Sun Grid Engine * Lustre
ResearchSun Labs * picoJava * Fortress * Project Looking Glass
Education and RecognitionSCPs * List of notable employees * BlueJ
CommunityCDDL * Java Community Process * NetBeans * * OpenSolaris * OpenSPARC * OpenJDK * OSUM

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