― Markus "Notch" Persson, Creator of Minecraft
Named after the powerful Indonesian coffee, Java has been synonymous with computing and development for over a quarter of a century.
Today, it's the official language of Android, the world's most popular mobile operating system—if you're reading this article on a smartphone, there's an 86.6% chance you're viewing it on an Android.
Launched in 1994, Java helped pioneer the concept of WORA ("write once, run anywhere")—allowing a consistent experience to be deployed across multiple devices and platforms, without developers having to frantically rewrite every implementation.
Java consistently leads the list of the world's most popular coding languages, used by an estimated 7–11 million developers across the globe.
Why do these numbers matter?
You may have already seen that we've also launched EnjinCraft, a Minecraft plugin allowing server owners across the world to enhance their gameplay offering with blockchain assets.
However, EnjinCraft is only half the story today.
We're also thrilled to announce the release of the new, complete version of our open-source SDK for Java, which forms the backbone of the EnjinCraft plugin.The Enjin SDK for Java
Minecraft, the best selling video game of all time with 200M sold copies, was built on Java—as was RuneScape, another successful title that reached the 200M accounts mark.
Java is considered a stable, reliable way to build large systems. Twitter is using it to support more than 400 million tweets per day, while Netflix is utilizing it to power through 2 billion daily content requests.
Java is used in a wide variety of computing platforms, from IoT and mobile phones to enterprise servers and s...