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To date, the Java platform has attracted more than 6.5 million software developers. It's used in every major industry segment and has a presence in a wide range of devices, computers, and networks. Java technology's versatility, efficiency, platform portability, and security make it the ideal technology for network computing. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!

Java powers more than 4.5 billion devices including:

  • 850+ million PCs
  • 2.1 billion mobile phones and other handheld devices (source: Ovum)
  • 3.5 billion smart cards
  • Set-top boxes, printers, Web cams, games, car navigation systems, lottery terminals, medical devices, parking payment stations, and more.
  • Write software on one platform and run it on virtually any other platform
  • Create programs to run within a Web browser and Web services
  • Develop server-side applications for online forums, stores, polls, HTML forms processing, and more
  • Combine applications or services using the Java language to create highly customized applications or services
  • Write powerful and efficient applications for mobile phones, remote processors, low-cost consumer products, and practically any other device with a digital heartbeat

Java Enterprise Edition(J2EE):

J2EE is a platform-independent, Java-centric environment for developing, building and deploying Web-based enterprise applications online.J2EE includes many components of the Java Standard Edition (J2SE).The J2EE platform consists of a set of services, APIs, and protocols that provide the functionality for developing multitiered, Web-based applications.

Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME, formerly J2ME), is the Java platform for consumer and embedded devices, such as mobile phones, PDAs, TV set-top boxes, and a whole range of other mobile and wireless devices. Java ME is like the Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in that Java ME is built following a standard set of Java platform guidelines, and is developed with the help of leading mobile manufacturers and wireless service providers. Java ME is the kind of platform that delivers new application power and cutting edge wireless connection benefits to your cellular phone or PDA when you need it. Java ME is now inside millions of devices, and is today's platform of choice for developing consumer tools and features found on cell phones and PDAs everywhere.