Java continues to dominate the ecosystem of the software development industry. Here’s a question for those who predicted the apparent inevitable death of the programming language: Why 90% of Fortune 500 companies use Java until now and do not intend to abandon it any time soon?

The language offers many excellent libraries that address almost any problem that may occur during enterprise software development process. Java apps running on any platform are highly scalable and able to process large amounts of data easily.

Twitter, originally a Ruby on Rails application, migrated to Java (the Blender server) simply because it fits well and treats the life of data requests (content search hashtags).

Google wants and loves Java. You’ve probably heard of the famous Oracle-Google trial. Google has already announced its intention to use OpenJDK (Java Development Kit) in the next version of Android. Of course, OpenJDK will create a common codebase for Android vendors and increase the speed of software development.

Why use Java at all? Well, it is the native approach that makes a killer application and ensures the delivery of high performance. Some developers say Google will pass Go (it’s safe and easy) or Dart (perfect for the cloud). It is a logical step (and not unlikely!) for the company. The question is, how long will it take to do all the rewriting for Android and encourage suppliers to learn a new language?

The growing demand for Java developers
Within two years, the demand for mobile enterprise applications will grow five times faster than the development capabilities. Android currently dominates the smartphone market with 80.7% (against 17.7% for Apple) and will continue to grow from now until 2020.

Thus, Java will remain the driving force behind the application development trends for mobile (provided Google does not make major changes to the Android ecosystem).

The subsequent evolution of Java
Oracle continues to work on Java 9 which is scheduled for a 2017 release indefinitely. The project’s main objective is to segment JDK into independent modules. And this means that developers will be able to use only the components they need for a particular application. The modules will also power the connected devices, and this brings us to the evolution of IoT Java technology.

Internet of Things
A few years ago, Sun Microsystems has put 100% of their energy and resources in the platform Java EE enterprise – towidespread adoption of Java-written enterprise software and the complete neglect of office solutions. Why do we list IoT among the latest dev trends in Java? As of now, it is one of the few technologies that are able to join the pieces together.

Seems like Java is getting better with time and Java Development in 2016 brings a lot of scope for the learners, firms, and development companies.

Contributed by Addy Wash. Addy has loved computers since he was a child. In his high school days, he starting coding and executing small software. Today, he’s an amazing and fast Java developer. Addy has a grasp over the advanced software development tactics and works more efficiently while leading a team. To know more about his work, visit: