Java - The programming language on which the world is built.

Java is a programming language used to develop a wide range of applications: From mobile applications to web applications to games. It is popular among developers because it is easy to learn, powerful, and versatile. Java is an object-oriented language that allows developers to create reusable code modules that can be easily integrated into larger programs. In addition, Java is platform independent. This means programs written in Java can run on any type of computer, regardless of its operating system.

How does Java work?

Java is based on a virtual machine, the so-called Java Virtual Machine (JVM). The Java code is translated into bytecode, which is executed by the JVM. This allows Java programs to run on any platform where a JVM is available without having to recompile the code. This is one of the reasons why Java is such a widely used programming language.

Interesting features


The JVM allows Java to run on a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and macOS.


Java is an object-oriented programming language, which simply means that everything in Java is represented as an object. Depending on the problem, this can offer massive advantages during development.


Java makes it possible to develop and run applications that are capable of handling a growing volume of users and data.


Another crucial feature is the support of threads, which allows multiple tasks to be executed in parallel.

Exception handling

Java has a mechanism for cleanly handling exceptions in code, making the code more robust and understandable.

Where is Java used?

Java is widely used in enterprise software development, including web applications, mobile applications, and cloud-based systems. It is also used in game development and embedded systems development. In the process, the language is used in many industries, from financial services to aerospace.

Advantages and disadvantages of Java

Like any technology, Java also has advantages and disadvantages. Some advantages and disadvantages of Java are:

Our conclusion

Java is a versatile and powerful programming language used by companies all over the world and for a wide range of applications. Even though it is not the fastest programming language, it still offers many advantages and is an excellent choice with respect to a wide range of use cases.

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Projects using Java

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A man scans a package with a barcode scanner.

25.01.2019 in Projects

Modern barcode system with ERP connection

devedis developed an application for all barcode scanners used by Bucherer AG to provide the best possible support for logistics.

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A woman sits in the car in a garage

29.11.2018 in Projects

Modern driving with a digital subscription system from Carvolution

devedis supports Carvolution in the expansion of their platform.

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A plumber at work.

15.12.2017 in Projects

Sales platform for Georg Fischer

devedis developed a new customized sales platform for GF Piping Systems in cooperation with IMPC GmbH. The platform allows customers to place orders anytime, anywhere, and from any device, only to pick them up from the warehouse shortly after. In addition, the compatibility of the products is checked for each order to reduce future support costs. GF Piping Systems thus not only optimizes the sales process, but at the same time automates a lot of repetitive work, leaving them with more time to focus on their top priority: Their customers.

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