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J2EE™ Security for Servlets, EJBs and Web Services: Applying Theory and Standards to Practice by Pankaj Kumar

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Chapter 2. A Quick Tour of the Java Platform

Few programming technologies have generated as much interest and excitement, in both the academic and commercial worlds, as the Java platform has in recent years. More and more universities are using Java as the primary language to teach programming, and many enterprises are switching to the Java platform for developing their enterprise applications. What is so attractive about it?

  1. Java is a modern object-oriented programming language. Java is not only object-oriented, it is also considered a relatively safe language with protection against buffer overflows and an absence of dangerous pointers. The built-in garbage collector allows much simpler memory management architecture within applications and ...

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