Java is a
network-friendly programming language invented by Sun Microsystems.
Java is often
used to build large, complex systems that involve several different
computers interacting across networks, for example transaction
Java is also
becoming popular for creating programs that run in small electronic
devicws, such as mobile telephones.
A very common
use of Java is to create programs that can be safely downloaded
to your computer through the Internet and immediately run without
fear of viruses or other harm to your computer or files. Using
small Java programs (called "Applets"), Web pages can include
functions such as animations,calculators, and other fancy tricks.