Java is a high-level, object-oriented programming language developed by James Gosling and his team at Sun Microsystems (later acquired by Oracle Corporation) in the mid-1990s. It was designed to be platform-independent, robust, and secure, making it suitable for a wide range of applications, from web and mobile development to enterprise-level software and embedded systems.

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Java's popularity and versatility have made it a cornerstone of the software development industry. It is extensively used in web development, server-side applications, mobile apps, scientific computing, big data processing, and more. Java's strong presence in enterprise environments and its widespread use in various domains have solidified its position as one of the most widely used and influential programming languages.