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What makes Java suitable for network programming?

What are the features that make Java suitable for network programming?

Java offers great features for networking:

- Many built-in services for TCP, including socket server and client support
- Many other TCP applications Java mail, HTTP
- Threading support for easily connecting hosts as background services
- Many other frameworks for distributed access, including Jini, RMI, Web services, XML frameworks, etc.
- Portable applications to every runtime platform

It's pretty hard to beat Java as an overall winner. I've been doing custom networking programming for 25 years, and it's the best I've seen to handle many different networking needs. I've also built network applications in Visual Basic, RPG, COBOL, Smalltalk and C++.

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This was first published in April 2003

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