Lexicon

Java

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EN Most of us drink a whole of a lot of Java to get through the day. In this case, Java is coffee (referring to the island of Java, Indonesia, where they produce and export lots of coffee). But that's not the Java we're talking about. Java is also a general purpose programming language, invented by Sun Microsystems with the intention of creating a "write once, run anywhere" programming code. You see, programs written in Java can generally be run on many different types of computers, not only the type of computer it was written on. When you download Java, the software contains the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) which is needed to run in a browser. The Java Plug-in software allows Java apps to run inside various browsers. Any computer or device that has a Java runtime environment can run Java code, which makes it one of the most popular and supported programming languages on all devices. Java is often confused with JavaScript, which is also a programming language, but it is designed to manipulate webpages. Both JavaScript and Java are owned by Sun Microsystems.


NL Zowat gans Bagaar drinkt de godganse dag liters Java. Die Java is koffie (van het eiland Java in Indonesië, waar ze massa’s koffie produceren en exporteren). Maar de Java waar we het eigenlijk over willen hebben is een programmeertaal voor algemeen gebruik. Java werd uitgevonden door Sun Microsystems met de intentie om er code mee te maken die je “één keer schrijft en overal kunt gebruiken”. Programma’s die in Java geschreven zijn, kunnen doorgaans op veel verschillende types computers werken, en niet enkel het type computer waar het op werd geschreven. Als je Java downloadt, bevat de software ook de Java Runtime Environment (JRE) die nodig is om in een browser te kunnen werken. De Java Plug-in-software zorgt ervoor dat Java-apps in diverse browsers kunnen werken. Elke computer of apparaat dat zo’n JRE heeft, kan Java-code runnen, wat het ineens ook een van de populairste en meest-ondersteunde programmeertalen maakt. Let wel op, Java wordt vaak verward met JavaScript, wat ook een programmeertaal is, maar die ontworpen is om webpagina’s te manipuleren. Zowel JavaScript en Java zijn telgen van Sun Microsystems.

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