Java Overview and Terminology

Herein is a quick tour through the relevant parts of the technology. If you want to learn more, there are many books on Java, and the latest information is available at My own favorite introductory text is Just Java, by Peter Van der Linden, Sun Microsystems Press and Prentice Hall.

What Is Java?

There are a lot of possible definitions of Java, so here is my attempt to sum up the key features.

Java is designed to solve the problems of constructing secure, distributed, portable, object-oriented applications.

Java Security

There are two ways to build a secure system that is also network-aware. One way is to start with an existing insecure system, remove insecure features, and add new safe features. ...

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