no java cant play games.
i need my jdownloader.
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Yes, people still use Java. In Enterprise and industry probably more than anywhere. Java on the client (web browser) not so much, but you still find some of that.
Java isn't just a programming language. It's a portable virtual machine (JVM). It's installed on more than a billion devices if you believe the propaganda.
If you have a Blu-Ray player then you use Java. If you have a smart phone then you probably use Java. If you use Oracle Financials then you use Java. Actually I'm not sure if there exists an Enterprise accounting package which does not use Java in some fashion, so probably every fortune 500 company either uses Java in their accounting or they write their own.
Java is more pervasive than Windows ever was, and it runs on platforms that Windows has never run on. It was designed as an embedded controller language and is still heavily used that way.
Last I heard there are over 200 programming languages that run on the JVM. Once the app is loaded into the JVM it runs pretty much as fast as any other compiled language.
The thing that Java has going for it is that it has always been based on virtual hardware. It is therefore extremely portable, all you need to do is make the virtual machine implementation and it works on your OS. Anything from a refrigerator or a wrist watch to a supercomputer.
It also has a security implementation for allowing access to the physical environment that has been standard from day one, which is critical.
Most languages have different characteristics that need to be taken into account. For example, with C and related languages there isn't even a standard size for an integer, and no truly standard windowing API.
Java certainly has its share of flaws, but it's gonna be around for awhile, like it or not.
It's used on a majority of mobile devices. So yes, people still use it.People still use Java?