Java is one of the most popular programming languages in software development. Custom programming with Java, a general-purpose, high-level, class-based, object-oriented, and open-source programming language is one of the top choices among developers and businesses worldwide. Java follows a simple paradigm WORA – write once, run the code anywhere.
Java was originally developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems. Released in May 1995 as a core component of Sun Microsystems’ Java platform (a set of computer software and specifications developed at SM, which was later acquired by the Oracle Corporation). The most recent version of Java is 18th released in March 2022.
Java development services
One of the biggest Java advantages is its ability to move from one computer system to another, which is why Java is very popular for cross-platform project development. Aside, Java is robust, easy to use, and secure. These factors contributed to the popularity of this programming language for providing numerous solutions.
Thanks to powerful custom Java development abilities companies like Netflix, Google Android, Spotify, LinkedIn, Amazon, or NASA’s Word Wind – a fully 3D virtual globe that displays geographic data – operate smoothly on daily basis.
Java is often selected for custom software development projects. This server-side programming language supports the development of web applications. A broad pool of frameworks – Spring, Struts, Hibernate, Apache Hadoop, and JSF – enables stable, and quick web application development.
In addition to web applications, Java is well suited for Big Data and cloud development, the Internet of Things (IoT), Android Applications (Java is the official programming language of Android Studio), and desktop applications.
Java modernization services
Complementary Java-based software development services include upgrades, modernization, customization of frameworks, legacy migration, QA, reengineering as well as performance tuning.
The Java platform continues to grow rapidly, and the best Java developers are growing with the platform. Most businesses operate core business-critical Java applications that back important business processes. These enterprises should regularly improve their Java applications. Not only to stay competitive by delivering modern features but also to secure functioning and provide the highest level of performance.
How to modernize Java applications? The task can be tricky due to complex dependencies and the need for significant testing. However, skilled software partners provide a complete end-to-end migration solution that boosts Return on Investment and reduces the Total Cost of Ownership.
Java Frameworks and libraries
Programming in Java is also an opportunity to take advantage of a larger ecosystem that consists of several libraries, frameworks, and APIs. This brings, along with the expertise at hand, an even better selection of tools and faster project development.
Frameworks are often used to solve a specific domain problem. They define a process that allows developers to implement specific functions based on requirements. In addition, built-in modules and functions in frameworks make the coding process faster. Of course, their use is optional. It depends on the individual project requirements and internal arrangements whether the project is based on a framework or pure code.
Java’s limitations to be aware of
Java’s versatility unfortunately also comes with some compromises. This one of the most popular programming languages is slower and offers poorer performance than C++ or C. Java is also memory-consuming due to the extra level of compilation and abstraction by the Java Virtual Machine. Java offers many frameworks for Graphic User Interfaces (among them Swing, SWT, JavaFX, and JSF), still, they are not suitable for creating complex UI requirements. Modern languages like Python, C#, etc. provide better GUI builders.
Popularity of Java programming language
Despite some limitations, still, Java software development services are on demand worldwide. TIOBE Index for July 2022 ranks Java as the third most popular programming language. The Java community has always been known for its revamped approach. Consequent to this ongoing work, Java remains the primary choice for developing rock-solid, highly scalable, and cross-threaded software applications for virtually any business requirement.
At Hicron Software House, as a company that knows Java inside out, we first do an in-depth analysis of the project before recommending a technology stack. By measuring the requirements, we advise the most optimal solution. With practical knowledge of Java’s capabilities as well as its limitations, we tailor an optimal solution for the specific needs of individual projects.
Depending on the project, here are some of the tools, libraries, and frameworks we use:
- Spring Boot,
- Intellij IDEA,
Additionally, on Java’s VMs, we can run:
In fact, the list goes on. The use of a particular framework or tool depends heavily on individual project requirements. We can suggest you a broad range of features, or we can write the code in pure Java.
Software partnership with Java experience and expertise
Entrusting Java software development allows you to strengthen your custom programming. It might be a win-win option for companies with no technical expertise in-house or a lean business approach. But not only that. Backing up software development with domain experts allows for enrichment and knowledge exchange. Partnership-based application development is not just about fueling software development, it’s also about extra support and championing the best practices.
If you have doubts regarding the technology choice, we are here to help! At Hicron Software House, we holistically back software development regardless of the industry. Working closely with our partners, we recommend the best solutions. Perhaps custom Java development services will be one of them!
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