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Java is a very widely used Object Oriented programming language. It's safe, simple to use and portable so that you can "write once, run anywhere".
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About Java

class Greeter {

    String getGreeting() {
        return "Hello, World!";
    }

}

Java is among the most popular available programming languages, thanks to its versatility and compatibility. It is widely used for software development, mobile applications and developing larger systems.

Java was born in 1995 and is maintained by Oracle. Despite the fact that it isn't as young as some of the fresh languages out there, Java is still really popular. It was designed to be fast, secure, reliable, beginner-friendly and highly portable. This portability perk exists because Java is executed on a cross-platform compatible Java Virtual Machine - JVM. Android apps are also developed using Java, since the Android Operating System runs on a Java language environment.

The Java community is huge! GitHub for example has over 1.5 million Java projects. It's also worth mentioning that Java has the second largest community in StackOverflow! This is important because the larger a programming language community is, the more support you'd be likely to get.

Java also has a powerful and well-designed set of built-in APIs - Application Programming Interfaces, which can be used for various activities like Database connection, networking, I/O, XML parsing, utilities, and much more.

From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!

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The reviews are incredibly helpful because they help me see things that I missed, learn about new ways and sometimes interesting discussions that can add a fun twist to maybe a simple problem.

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Meet the Java Track mentors

Once you join the Java language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Abdul Wahab https://github.com/arwahab

Software developer versed in Java & Spring Boot looking to teach others and also learn from them
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Aaditya Kulkarni https://github.com/aadityakulkarni

I am a Full stack web developer. I've written code in Java professionally, as well as use it for open source contribution.
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Monica Calderaro https://github.com/mccr

I'm a career changer (used to be a telecommunication Engineer), always up for learning new things and helping along the way.
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Bryden Robertson https://github.com/BrydenR

I have been working with Java for about 5 years, mostly as a hobby. I have programmed professionally with python, node.js, bash and R.
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Jake Varness GitHub Page

I've been writing Java code professionally during the entirety of my career, spanning many years and multiple software companies!
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Dusan Rychnovsky https://github.com/dusan-rychnovsky

I have worked with Java for many years, both professionally and as a hobby.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Java exercises

These are a few of the 104 exercises on the Java track. You can see all the exercises here.

Hamming

easy
integers
loops
strings

Poker

medium
games
parsing
sorting

Clock

medium
equality
integers
logic
object oriented programming
strings
time

Gigasecond

easy
dates
integers
time

Collatz Conjecture

medium
conditionals
exception handling
integers
recursion
math

Robot Simulator

medium
classes
enumerations
logic
loops
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the Java Track maintainers

The Java Maintainers are the brains behind the Java Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Sam Warner

I am a software developer and consultant working for Black Pepper Software, a software company based in Leamington Spa, England. I'm a recent Computer Science graduate from the University of Warwick, and love all things to do with computers!
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Logan Stucki Sometimes I blog on my site

I'm a 17 year old student and code artisian. I love writing code and making things. Currently, I enjoy answering stackoverflow questions and making webapps when not contributing to exercism.
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Frida Johanne Tveit

I'm a software developer working for Softwire, a UK based software company. I'm a full stack developer working with many different languages including Java. I love programming and helping other people learn more about it!

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