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Types of java applications

There are mainly 4 type of applications that can be created using java programming:
1) Standalone Application
It is also known as desktop application or window-based application. An application can either be GUI based or console based, that we need to install on every machine such as winrar,Mozilla firefox etc.
2) Web Application
Applets are the Java programs that are created specially to work on the internet.An application that runs on the server side and creates dynamic page, is called web application. An applet can be created using any Java development kit or tool. Technologies are used for creating web applications in java.
3) Enterprise Application
An application that is distributed in nature, such as banking applications etc. It has the advantage of high level security, load balancing and clustering. In java, EJB is used for creating enterprise applications.

4) Mobile ApplicationAn application that is created for mobile devices. Currently Android and Java ME are used for creating mobile applications.Where it is used?According to Sun, 3 billion devices run java. 

Some of them are as follows:

1.  Desktop Applications such as acrobat reader, media player, antivirus etc.
2.  Web Applications such as, etc.
3.  Enterprise Applications such as banking applications.
4.  Mobile
5.  Embedded System
6.  Smart Card
7.  Robotics
8.  Games etc.

Features of Java

a.  Simple
b.  Object-Oriented
c.   Multi threaded
d.  Robust
e.  Distributed
f.    Secured
g.  Platform independent
h.  Portable
i.     Dynamic
j.     Interpreted
k.   High Performance
l.     Architecture neutral
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