Description And Background Of Java Essay

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Introduction
“Object oriented programming is a programming paradigm based on the concept of “objects”, which may contain data, in the form of fields, often known as attributes; and code, in the form of procedures, often known as methods.” In object oriented programming, the user inputs a set of data, the programming then processes the information and outputs the outcome. Most of the programming languages used support object oriented programming. Some of these languages include Java, C#, Python, PHP, Ruby, Perl. Delphi, Objective-C, Swift, Common Lisp and Smalltalk. For the purpose of this paper, I will compare C# and Java.

Description and Background of Java
Java is an object oriented programming language that is designed to “write once, run anywhere”. The idea of Java was first initiated in June 1991 and later debuted on May 23, 1995. James Gosling, Mike Sheridan and Patrick Naughton designed Java. When Java first came out, its primary use was for interactive television. Java was originally called Oak due to a tree that was placed outside of James Gosling’s office. Java is developed by Sun Microsystems, which is now owned by Oracle. There were five goals that were to be reached when Java was implemented. These goals include simplicity, easy to learn, secure, must be able to write an interpreter for the language, must be able to perform, and it must be able to run on any computer system.

Description and Background of C#
C# is a simple, modern, object-oriented, and…

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