- Object Oriented: In Java, everything is an Object. Java can be easily extended since it is based on the Object model.
- Platform independent: When Java is compiled, it is not compiled into platform specific machine, rather into platform independent byte code. This byte code is distributed over the web and interpreted by virtual Machine (JVM) on whichever platform it is being run.
- Simple: Java is designed to be easy to learn. If you understand the basic concept of OOP Java would be easy to master.
- Secure: With Java’s secure feature it enables to develop virus-free, tamper-free systems. Authentication techniques are based on public-key encryption.
- Powerful: Java makes an effort to eliminate error-prone situations by emphasizing mainly on compile-time error checking and runtime checking.
- Multithreaded: With Java’s multithreaded feature it is possible to write programs that can do many tasks simultaneously. This design feature allows programmers to construct smoothly running interactive applications.
- Interpreted: Java byte code is translated on the fly to native machine instructions and is not stored anywhere. The development process is more rapid and analytical since the linking is an incremental and light weight process.
- High Performance: With the use of Just-In-Time compilers, Java enables high performance.
- Distributed: Java is designed for the distributed environment of the internet.