Our next Object-Oriented Programming in Java training starts on Monday 10 August 2015
A lot of people learn Java while studying and, while they understand the basics, they do not become proficient Java programmers capable of building complex software applications.
Java is a complex and powerful programming platform and there are a number of reasons why mastering it is important:
1. Java is everywhere
Java applications run across multiple hardware platforms and operating systems. For example, it is used to create web applications (Java Enterprise, Spring, etc.), desktop applications (e.g. on Linux, Mac OS X or Windows), mobile application (on Android and J2ME) and quite a number of embedded systems (smartcards, blu-ray readers, mobile operating systems, etc.)
Java is platform-independent. Whether you are a company or an individual, using Java gives you the possibility to write a single codebase and run that on numerous platforms.
2. Java is powerful
Java has a rich API (such as Collections, Concurrency Utilities, Generics) and useful conventions (such as JavaBeans, Object-Orientation and Programming to Interfaces). Someone who masters these aspects of Java is more productive and efficient in creating and maintaining complex software applications.
Interestingly, this set of skills is easily transposable to other programming environments such as C#, C++, Python, etc. Learning Java properly makes a better programmer.
3. Java is used to develop Android apps
There are more than 1,000,000 Android applications on Google Play with over 50 billion downloads. Android is used by major smartphone and tablet manufacturers such as Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC and Motorola. Most Android apps are written in Java.
Given that there are approximately one billion Android devices in the world, this makes the Android platform a real business opportunity for creating and selling apps on Google Play.
Organisations and businesses, all over the world, are adopting Android devices to complement their existing IT infrastructure. It is therefore becoming more and more important for developers to acquire knowledge and skills in Android app development. In other words, more and more developers need to be Java developers.
4. Java is used for Enterprise Web Applications
The Java platform has become the primary choice for developing robust, large-scale, multi-tiered, scalable, reliable, and secure enterprise applications. Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) is supported by Redhat (JBoss), Oracle (Application Server), IBM (WebSphere), SAP (NetWeaver), etc.
Many companies are constantly looking for programmers proficient with Java EE. Of course, the first step towards mastering Java EE is to master Java.
If you are dreaming of a career in software development, whether for mobile or enterprise applications, being proficient in Java will boost your chance of securing a great job.
Master Java now.