Why should you use Java for your Enterprise Application?
Java is a widely used programming language that needs no particular introduction. And it’s been used to build all kinds of applications, right from small ones to large enterprise applications. It’s been the most preferred choice for applications for 20+ years now, and it has been adaptable ever since the beginning. You will find Java in almost everything, right from cell phones and laptops to huge gaming consoles and scientific supercomputers. Java is the preferred choice by developers, followed by C, C++, C# and PHP.
In fact, Java has been the first choice always
Java and Enterprise Applications have a long and deep history, since the relationship between the two go way back to the 1990s. Software development was at its beginning stages and web development was at its infancy. C and C++ were the preferred languages for developing enterprise applications, initially, but they were not really suitable. It is true that C languages were fast, but they were not fit for enterprise applications.
Business enterprises needed a more stronger solution that acted as a unifying element, and which could extend over their infrastructure. Java is platform independent, and scalable which makes it an obvious choice among enterprises. And that’s where the benefits of using Java for enterprises actually began. And the relationship between the two – Java and Business enterprises began.
Today, established and experienced businesses do not think twice about relying on Java for their applications, and they often do not even consider an alternative because what negligible benefits are offered by the others, are simply not worth it. Nevertheless, have a look at the other reasons why businesses just want Java and nothing else.
1.Has been the default language for years
Java has been the preferred choice for enterprise development for the past quarter of a century, and considered an improved version of C++. At the time, there were no other languages that could compete with Java. It provided flexible integration and independent code, which was just what developers needed, and businesses instantly chose it as the default programming language.
2.Scalability and reliability
The chosen language and framework must deliver sufficient performance to exhibit enterprise scale workloads. Except for business logic, Java was just the perfect solution for enterprise scale development. Java has the scalable infrastructure, including a bunch of frameworks, tools and libraries that can handle any requirement of the enterprises (there are practically millions of codes and libraries).
Libraries are the basic building blocks of any enterprise software solution. The language has the capacity to solve almost all the common occurring problems that developers face, when compared to other languages. Java is also quite scalable, making it easy for enterprises to ramp up their application during seasonal spikes.
3.Performance is great in spite of multiple usages simultaneously
Speed and performance are two paramount important things to consider for business enterprise applications. Java is entirely capable of empowering the applications to be both – speedy with high performance, and multiple people can access the application simultaneously with no slowing down at all, irrespective of the device’s uses. As mentioned earlier, the programming language employs multiple threads for managing several instruction sequences at the same time, without delay, and at the same deliver the advantage of reduced memory consumption
4.Shorter learning curve
Java follows the common system of C and C++, and is an open source language with a minimal learning curve. Students have begun to learn Java in their schools and colleges, making it very easy for them to understand the concept at a very young age.
Almost all the hosting providers support the Java code, so enterprises can host their web applications through them. Python and Java complement each other, because programming languages that have a common application binary interface can be combined, and with other programming languages, there are tools that help in the integration, because it is important to get the languages’ signatures to match with each other. Java can be run on any hardware infrastructure without almost no technicality dependency.
6.Java Virtual Machine and Cross-platform compatibility
With the existence of JVM or Java Virtual Machine, the applications written in Java will easily be supported by all platforms including Mac OS, Unix and Windows. The applications built with Java can run on any device fitted with modern processors. With JVM, it is possible to ‘juggle’ various threads because JVM is optimised to work on massive multi-core machines.
The major benefit of this feature is enjoyed by banks, insurance companies, retail companies and manufacturers who rely on Java for their app development. Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and Google use Java as a back-end language. Java is great as a back-end language.
7.Low maintenance cost and fast processing
Compared to other languages, Java is a very inexpensive choice, as it doesn’t require much of a budget to set up and maintain a Java server. Mac and Windows servers are much more expensive. The programming language supports hardware devices, making it the apt choice for enterprises.
There is no licensing cost with Java, so that’s a time saver and relief.
Enterprises love Java because of its versatility, and they can easily develop mobile apps for their employees, Java embedded can be used for smart sensors, micro-controllers and other embedded devices. And at the same time, the developers can create applications that can function on any hardware infrastructure.
9.A very simple language
Java is a simple language that developers love. Coding is fast, flexible and reliable with an excellent user interface that makes it easier for developers. The codes are reusable so the developers can use them for creating other software applications. Maintenance is also a breeze with Java, since the codes are easy to maintain.
Security is of paramount importance with enterprise applications. Though a very old language, the security features of Java are constantly updated, so the language offers advanced features that protect the application and all of its data. The data exchanged between client and server is secured with every new version, with new features added to it.
Java is still quite versatile and robust enough to provide custom solutions for enterprises looking for different types of commercial needs. Java is not anywhere near its decline, as is still the first choice for many enterprises.
The author: Sascha Thattil works at Software-Developer-India.com which is a part of the YUHIRO Group. YUHIRO is a German-Indian enterprise which provides programmers to IT companies, agencies and IT departments.