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Why is Java the Most Popular Programming Language?

Breanne Wilson
Senior Web Project Manager - Oracle University

Written by Nicole Fornacon, Director of OU Marketing, EMEA/APAC

The tech community recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of Java.

Java is one of the most widely adopted programming languages, used by some 9 million developers and running on 7 billion devices worldwide.

Grounded in readability and simplicity, Java has staying power since it has long-term compatibility, which ensures older applications continue to work now into the future. 

Since its inception in 1995, various versions of Java have been rolled out.

The TIOBE Programming Community Index, an indicator of the popularity of programming languages that's updated every month, is placing Java as #1 in its ranking for May 2016.

People use Java to develop serving side applications, video games, mobile applications and more. It's no surprise that Java jobs are readily available in the global job market. 

Demand for professionals with certified Java expertise is expected to soar in the coming few years.

As Java's popularity reaches a new peak, Java developers are in high demand!

Their competency in coding language is priceless. Employers are readily searching for experienced industry professionals, while also hiring talented graduates at competitive starting salaries.

The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers worldwide, courses and third party vendors.

Popular search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu are used to calculate the ratings.


According to Computer Weekly's survey of Appointment and Trends, Java is the most favored skill in the IT recruitment market. 

Countless domestic & global IT companies, multinationals and other IT firms are constantly looking for people with Java skills.

To capitalize on this demand, Java developers need to keep polishing their skills to stay marketable. Keyboards for programming remain a popular way to increase programming efficiency.

If you’re interested in a fast-growing and lucrative career, consider investing time in learning the Java programming language.

Oracle University can help!

Sources: tiobe.com, the-newshub.comtopprogramminglanguages.com

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Comments ( 2 )
  • guest Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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  • Renee Thursday, January 17, 2019
    Nice article!
    As everything in our life now tends to be at handy and digital, you start using your mobile phone for many different purposes to make your routine easier. For developing Android applications Java is the first official programming language supported by Android Studio. That is one of the main reasons why learn Java. Here is the proof: https://codegym.cc/groups/posts/70-why-should-you-learn-java-in-2019
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