Meaning – The term Java, refers to the object-oriented programming language for portable interpretive code that supports interaction among remote objects. Java was developed and specified by Sun Microsystems, Incorporated.
Designed predominantly for developing programs for set-top boxes and handheld devices, Java later became a popular choice for creating web applications.
The Java syntax is similar to C++ but is strictly an object-oriented programming language. It is also more strict than C++, meaning variables and functions must be explicitly defined. This means Java source code may produce errors or “exceptions” more easily than other languages, but it also limits other types of errors that may be caused by undefined variables or unassigned types.
Example of usage – “Unlike Windows executables (.EXE files) or Macintosh applications (.APP files), Java programs are not run directly by the operating system. Instead, Java programs are interpreted by the Java Virtual Machine, or JVM, which runs on multiple platforms.”