More Than 9 Million Served

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More Than 9 Million Served

Oracle estimates that there are more than 9 million Java developers worldwide.

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No. 1 Choice for Developers

Java is the No. 1 language on the TIOBE Index and has been for months and months. The TIOBE Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers worldwide, courses and third-party vendors. The popular search engines Google, Bing, Yahoo, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu are used to calculate the ratings.

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3 Billion

Oracle estimates that 3 billion devices run Java.

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Because of Android, Java is one of the most popular mobile development platforms-even more popular in Asia than the United States, according to Evans Data Corp. "We're seeing a definite resurgence in Java development across all regions," said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data Corp., "which correlates directly with the increasing importance of the smartphone as a development target. Java is the most widely used language for smartphone development and is well-suited for most of the major platforms, including Android, BlackBerry and Symbian, and cross-platform Web development. Asia-Pacific developers are slightly out in front because smartphone development has been more deeply ingrained in that region."

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Enterprise Support

Oracle says 97 percent of enterprise desktops run Java.

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Java EE

Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) is the standard for developing enterprise applications-from small-scale Web applications to large-scale, multitier enterprise applications.

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The OpenJDK project is the place to collaborate on an open-source implementation of the Java Platform, Standard Edition, and related projects. OpenJDK (Open Java Development Kit) is a free and open-source implementation of the Java programming language. Big supporters, including IBM, Apple, SAP, Azul and Twitter, have joined OpenJDK.

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Oracle said there are more than 1 million active NetBeans users. NetBeans refers to both a platform framework for Java desktop applications and an integrated development environment (IDE) for developing with Java and several other languages.

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Oracle said the number of television devices running Java now stands at 115 million.

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The Java Virtual Machine (JVM)

The JVM supports a host of different languages, primarily dynamic languages, running on top of it. Languages supported by the JVM include Clojure, Groovy, Scala, Ruby, Python and others.

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