Computers, since their inception, have taken over our lives, integrating itself with our every-day lives and activities. Similarly, with the growth of computing, came an influx of various new programming languages to help power that growth. One of the languages that stood out and gained popularity very quickly is Java. Java has grown to become a widely used language within the distributed internet environment. One of the biggest reasons for its ever-rising popularity is because it is considered the ideal platform to develop It is Android applications and Edge devices for the internet of things. Due to its universal appeal, young programming enthusiasts must have an understanding of Java and its principles to be effective programmers and App developers. If you are a newcomer to programming, you are at the right place, because here’s a look at some Java projects to help you get started on your journey.
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Java came out as an alternative to C++ with the same look but is a simpler language to learn and use. It works on an object-oriented programming model and hence has more real-world applications than other languages. It can create both independent applications that run on a device and applications that are shared by servers connected in a network. Another important functionality of Java is the option to create small app modules for web-pages. Such versatility and flexibility have helped Java grow to become a leading programming language.
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Here’s a look at a few simple Java project ideas for beginners to help them get started on their journey. These beginner Java projects will help students understand the underlying concepts of Java and hence, prepare them for making more complex projects later on.
1. Unmanned Ground Vehicle
UGVs are a great way to start your Java coding if you are someone interested in the field of mechanical engineering, mechatronics or robotics. Such devices are the future of the manufacturing and production industry and are already being used extensively in production floors. Such vehicles help in automating various processes, by helping with transporting goods and loads from one part of the shop to the other. Java programs help power the navigation of such systems and are a great way to explore the field of both programming and robotics.
2. Optical Character Recognition using JAVA
We have officially stepped into the digital era, and hence so much written data that we see around us need to be converted into digital format. OCRs which have the capacity to read, and recognize written data through identifying each character helps us do exactly this. Hence, OCRs are the best way to process handwritten and printed data and feed this data into a system.
3. Image Enhancement using JAVA
With Computer Vision and image processing unlocking new ventures, the usage of Java for image enhancement is finding new applications on a daily basis. This JAVA project will help you to build an application that targets images, collects data from them which can then be processed to gain insights into what the image conveys and represents.
4. Mobile Quiz using Android
Android applications are used and loved by millions of phone users around the world. This JAVA project helps students build a simple, yet intuitive application that runs a quiz for its users. Questions and choices are generated and displayed to the user, who then has to choose the right option to move forward.
5. Simple Pedometer Android application
Pedometers are revolutionizing the fitness industry by helping people keep track of their movements, by monitoring how much distance they have covered in a day. This simple application allows users to count the number of steps they have moved on a particular day, helping them stay in shape.
6. Sound Recorder using Android
We have all used the recorder on our phones to flaunt our singing skills, no matter how good or bad we are! Use this simple project to build a recorder app for yourself using Java to record your voice and play it back whenever you want to!
7. Voting system using Android
Whether in schools, colleges, offices or in our locality, elections are a huge part of our lives. This simple project for beginners allows you to build a voting system using Java which enables you to cast votes anytime, on the go, in a safe and secure manner. So, the next time, there’s an election in your office, just get everyone to download this app and may the best candidate win!
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The internet began to come out of the shadows and into mainstream use in 1996 and engineers from Sun Microsystems needed a platform to create small applications. They needed a platform to build apps that could effectively communicate with each other and work perfectly across devices connected in a network. Java was born out of this need and was, therefore, more inclusive of network programming than other languages due to the presence of java.net APIs. The full version came out in 1996, and a year later, the interface JavaBeans came out with releases being launched regularly as updates for the interface and the language. Fast forward to 2009, Google released the developer’s kit for Android software, and this included Java as a programming option for Android software. Oracle bought Sun in 2010 and took over the chain of command, and Java 8 came out in 2014 with the noted inclusion of Lambda expressions, helping developers write programs using a functional approach. The most recent version, i.e, Java 12 came out in March last year. The language has grown from strength to strength and as of 2016, over half the phones being used around the world, ran on Android, making Java one of the most widely used programming languages in the world!
Java finds use everywhere from laptops, consoles, supercomputers, smartphones, and even the internet. Having a dedicated community of developers who constantly test, refine, extend and update the language has helped Java become a very refined and polished programming language with a large number of functions and features. Thanks to these Java architects and developers, over the course of two decades, the language has kept upgrading and evolving, bettering itself each time. Java has over the course of time, become invaluable to developers because it allows them to do the following:
All this has made it possible for 89% of computers in the US to run Java, and also have over 3 billion mobile phones use it.
Eclipse is a highly popular IDE for Java and is a great one for beginners to start with. It contains everything that you would need to build your very own Java project from scratch. Here’s a look at how to create a Java project on Eclipse.
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