Java can refer to two things:

  1. A type of coffee bean: This is the original meaning of the word “Java” and refers to a variety of coffee bean originating from Indonesia. It is known for its strong flavor and aroma.
  2. A programming language: In the context of computers, Java is a high-level, object-oriented programming language. This means it uses clear instructions similar to human language and structures code around real-world objects. Unlike some other languages, Java code can run on various computer systems without needing modifications, making it portable. This, along with its security features and large developer community, makes Java a popular choice for building various applications, including:
  • Mobile apps (especially Android apps)
  • Desktop applications
  • Web applications
  • Server-side technologies
  • Big data applications