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Programming Languages for Secondary Schools, Java

  • Torsten BrindaEmail author
  • Matthias Kramer
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60013-0_12-1

What Is Java?

Java is one of the most popular and widely used object-oriented programming languages. According to the TIOBE index (See https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/), which is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages, Java has been among the three most popular programming languages (together with C and C++) for 17 years in 2019 and currently holds and has been holding the top position over a long period of time in the past. The current significance is also confirmed by the annual survey conducted by Stack Overflow, which had more than 100,000 participants in 2018 (See https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2018). Even with the perpetual increase in web development technologies, such as JavaScript and SQL, Java still plays an important role for all participants, from web developers and system administrators up to data scientists. Especially in Europe and India, it guarantees top-paying jobs (See https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2017). Java was designed...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computing Education Research GroupUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany

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  • Sigrid Schubert
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  1. 1.Faculty IV: Science and TechnologyUniversity of SiegenSiegenGermany