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LANGAUGE SPECIFICATION

INTRODUCTION TO JAVA

About Java: Initially the language was called as oak but it was renamed as java in 1995.The primary motivation of this language was the need for a platform-independent(i.e. architecture neutral)language that could be used to create software to be embedded in various consumer electronic devices. Java is a programmers language Java is cohesive and consistent Except for those constraint imposed by the Internet environment. Java gives the programmer, full control Finally Java is to Internet Programming where c was to System Programming. Importance of Java to the Internet Java has had a profound effect on the Internet. This is because; java expands the Universe of objects that can move about freely in Cyberspace. In a network, two categories of objects are transmitted between the server and the personal computer. They are passive information and Dynamic active programs. in the areas of Security and probability. But Java addresses these concerns and by doing so, has opened the door to an exciting new form of program called the Applet. Applications and applets An application is a program that runs on our Computer under the operating system of that computer. It is more or less like one creating using C or C++ .Jav as ability to create Applets makes it important. An Applet I san application, designed to be transmitted over the Internet and executed by a Java-compatible web browser. An applet I actually a tiny Java program, dynamically downloaded across the network, just like an image. But the difference is, it is an

intelligent program, not just a media file. It can be react to the user input and dynamically change. Java Architecture Java architecture provides a portable, robust, high performing environment for development. Java provides portability by compiling the byte codes for the Java Virtual Machine, which is then interpreted on each platform by the run-time environment. Java is a dynamic system, able to load code when needed from a machine in the same room or across the planet.

Compilation of code When you compile the code, the Java compiler creates machine code (called byte code)for a hypothetical machine called Java Virtual Machine(JVM). The JVM is supposed t executed the byte code. The JVM is created for the overcoming the issue of probability. The code is written and compiled for one machine and interpreted on all machines .This machine is called Java Virtual Machine. Compiling and interpreting java source code

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During run-time the Java interpreter tricks the byte code file into thinking that it is running on a Java Virtual Machine. In reality this could be an Intel Pentium windows 95 or sun SPARCstation running Solaris or Apple Macintosh running system and all could receive code from any computer through internet and run the Applets. Simple: Java was designed to be easy for the Professional programmer to learn and to use effectively. If you are an experienced C++ Programmer. Learning Java will oriented features of C++ . Most of the confusing concepts from C++ are either left out of Java or implemented in a cleaner, more approachable manner. In Java there are a small number of clearly defined ways to accomplish a given task. Object oriented Java was not designed to be source-code compatible with any other language. This allowed the Java team the freedom to design with a blank state. One outcome of this was a clean usable, pragmatic approach to objects. The object model in Java is simple and easy to extend, while simple types, such as integers, are kept as high-performance non-objects. Robust The multi-platform environment of the web places extraordinary demands on a program, because the program must execute reliably in a variety of systems. The ability to create robust programs. Was given a high priority in the design of Java. Java is strictly typed language; it checks your code at compile time and runtime. Java virtually eliminates the problems of memory management and deal location, which is completely automatic. In a well-written Java program, all run-time errors can and should be managed by your program. JAVA Java was designed to meet all the real world requirements with its key features, which are explained in the following paragraph.

SIMPLE AND POWERFUL Java was designed to be easy for the professional programmer to learn and use efficiently. Java makes itself simple by not having surprising features. Since it exposes the inner working of a machine, the programmer can perform his desired actions without fear. Unlike other programming systems that provide dozens of complicated ways to perform a simple task, Java provides a small number of clear ways to achieve a given task. SECURE Today everyone is worried about safety and security. People feel that conducting commerce over the Internet is a safe as printing the credit card number on the first page of a Newspaper. Threatening of viruses and system hackers also exists. To overcome all these fears java has safety and security as its key design principle. Using Java Compatible Browser, anyone can safely download java applets without the fear of viral infection or malicious intent. Java achieves this protection by confining a java program to the java execution environment and by making it inaccessible to other parts of the computer. We can download applets with confidence that no harm will be done and no security will be breached. PORTABLE In java, the same mechanism that gives security also helps in portability. Many types of computers and operating systems are in use throughout the world and are connected to the internet. For downloading programs through different platforms connected to the internet, some portable, executable code is needed. Javas answer to these problems is its well designed architecture. OBJECT-ORIENTED Java was designed to be source-code compatible with any other language. Java team gave a clean, usable, realistic approach to objects. The object model in java is simple and easy to extend, while simple types, such as integers, are kept as high-performance non objects

DYNAMIC Java programs carry with them extensive amounts of run-time information that is used to verify and resolve accesses to objects at run-time. Using this concept it is possible to dynamically link code. Dynamic property of java adds strength to the applet environment, in which small fragments of byte code may be dynamically updated on a running system. NEWLY ADDDED FEATURES IN JAVA 2 SWING is a set of user interface components that is entirely implemented in java the user

can use a look and feel that is either specific to a particular operating system or uniform across operating systems. Collections are a group of objects. Java provides several types of collection, such as

linked lists, dynamic arrays, and hash tables, for our use. Collections offer a new way to solve several common programming problems. Various tools such as javac, java and javadoc have been enhanced. Debugger and profiler

interfaces for the JVM are available. Performance improvements have been made in several areas. A JUST-IN-TIME (JIT)

compiler is included in the JDK. Digital certificates provide a mechanism to establish the identity of a user, which can be

referred as electronic passports. Various security tools are available that enable the user to create the user to create and

store cryptographic keys ad digital certificates, sign Java Archive(JAR) files, and check the signature of a JAR file. SWING Swing components facilitate efficient graphical user interface (GUI) development. These components are a collection of lightweight visual components. Swing components contain a replacement for the heavyweight AWT components as well as complex user interface components such as Trees and Tables. Swing components contain a pluggable look and feel (PL & F). This allows all

applications to run with the native look and feel on different platforms. PL & F allows applications to have the same behavior on various platforms. JFC contains operating system

neutral look and feel. Swing components do not contain peers. Swing components allow mixing AWT heavyweight and Swing lightweight components in an application. The major difference between lightweight and heavyweight components is that lightweight components can have transparent pixels while heavyweight components are always opaque. Lightweight components can be non-rectangular while heavyweight components are always rectangular. Swing components are Java Bean compliant. This allows components to be used easily in a Bean aware application building program. The root of the majority of the Swing hierarchy is the J Component class. This class is an extension of the AWT Container class. Swing components comprise of a large percentage of the JFC release. The Swing component toolkit consists of over 250 pure Java classes and 75 Interfaces contained in about 10 Packages. They are used to build lightweight user interfaces. Swing consists of User Interface (UI) classes and non- User Interface classes. The non-User Interface classes provide services and other operations for the UI classes. Swing offers a number of advantages, which include Wide variety of Components Pluggable Look and Feel MVC Architecture Keystroke Handling Action Objects Nested Containers Compound Borders Customized Dialogues Standard Dialog Classes Structured Table and Tree Components Powerful Text Manipulation Generic Undo Capabilities Accessibility Support