What is Java?

Get introduced to Java and learn why it’s APCS’s chosen programming language.

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Java is a general-purpose programming language, developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems in 1995. It is one of the most popular and widely used programming languages. Later on, it was acquired by Oracle.

Today, Java is used by millions of computer programmers and software developers around the world. In fact, in 2019, Github ranked Java the third most popular language worldwide, outranked only by JavaScript and Python.

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