1. Java is a computer programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, and specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible.
2. It is intended to let application developers "write once, run anywhere" (WORA)which means that the code which runs on one platforn does not need to be recompiled to run on another. Java applications are typically compiled to bytecode (class file) that can run on any Java virtual machine (JVM) regardless of computer architecture.
3. Java is, as of 2012, one of the most popular programming languages in use, particularly for client-server web applications, with a reported 9 million developers.
4. Java was originally developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems (which has since merged into Oracle Corporation) and released in 1995 as a core component of Sun Microsystem's Java platform.
5. The language derives much of its syntax from C and C++, but it has fewer low-level facilities than either of them.
Understand fundamentals of programming such as variables, conditional and iterative execution, methods, etc.
Understand fundamentals of object-oriented programming in Java, including defining classes, invoking methods, using class libraries, etc.
Be aware of the important topics and principles of software development.
Have the ability to write a computer program to solve specified problems.
Be able to use the Java SDK environment to create, debug and run simple Java programs.
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