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Just Java™ 2, Fifth Edition by Peter van der Linden

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Chapter 1. What Is Java?

What Is Java?

Java is a programming language from Sun Microsystems, but Java is more than just a programming language. Java works well for server-based applications with great features like easy database access, object-oriented programming, professional-looking GUI support, network libraries, and built-in security.

One of the biggest assets of Java is its ability to run on all computers. You can compile a Java program ...

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