Java’s considered one of the most pervasive and common coding languages used today. Whether building applications for consumers or servers, the scalable programming language seems to pop up everywhere.

In previous blog posts we’ve talked about the rapidly growing need for individuals with Java coding skills to enter the job market. Companies are being stifled because of a lack of talent. The fact is over 600 jobs became available last year in Wilmington that had to do with Java coding. Companies are searching high and low to fill those jobs, but need their candidates to have the necessary skills to be successful.

The more we progress as a society the more we depend on technology to work, play, and complete tasks. Here are a few real world applications of Java where it’s making a difference.

  1. Android Apps

    The official language for android app development is Java. Huge swaths of android is written in Android and the majority of its APIs are are designed to be called primarily from Java. For the first time in the mobile war history, Android surpassed iOS in revenue generated from their respective app stores, so you don’t have to go far to see the impact Java has had on the mobile community.

  2. Financial Services

    When it comes to compiling and organizing large amounts of data, Java’s capabilities are almost unmatched. This describes the computing needs for big banks perfectly. These large financial institutions rely on Java code to running back off and from office electronic stock market trading systems, it’s used to write settlement and confirmation systems, data processing projects and so much more.

  3. Web Applications

    One of Java’s biggest perks is its scalability. The big E-Commerce websites like Amazon and Wayfair, among others, rely on Java to easily scale their site as new products are introduced to their seemingly endless warehouse shelves. Frameworks like SpringMVC and Struts 2.0 are used to create lots of RESTfull services are growingly increasingly popular among government projects.