What is a Platform?: Platform is a hardware or software environment in which a program runs. Java has its own run time environment known as JRE(Java Run-time Environment) and Java Virtual Machine(JVM) which converts Java code to machine code.
Differences between the Java platform and other platforms:
The main differences between the Java platform and other platforms are:
- Java is platform independent because of this characteristic we can write Java code in one platform and can be read/run in/on any other platform i.e WORA(Write Once Read Anywhere). Other languages lack this capability.
- Java platform is a software-only platform that runs on the top of other hardware-based platforms, other platforms are mostly hardware software or hardware only and can be run only on hardware based.
- Programmer can develop Java code on any OS. Most of the other platforms do not have this capability.
- Java has its own run time environment known as JRE(Java Run-time Environment) and Java Virtual Machine(JVM) which converts Java code to machine code, whereas this functionality is missing in other platforms.
- How is Java platform independent?
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