There are many good things about Java as a programming language. It is elegant yet powerful, cross-functional, and platform-independent. With being object-oriented and portable as it’s most widely mentioned strengths, another major advantage of Java tends to stay overshadowed, so newcomers often have limited understanding of all the benefits of studying Java instead of another programming language, to make the right choice. Have you ever heard Java being called a secure programming language? It is, and rightfully so. So we thought it may be the time to shed some light on this, and explain why Java is called a secure language and in what way it is secure exactly.
What makes Java a secure language?Is Java safe? There is a number of reasons to call Java a secure programming language, although saying Java is more secure compared to a number of other languages would be the proper way to put it since these features don’t actually make Java absolutely secure, they just mainly improve the safeness of Java code execution.
- Bytecode verification.
- Automated memory management.
- No pointers.
- Java compiler automatically checks, detects, and fixes errors in code.
- Java does automatic data type checking.
What Java components actually make it secure?As for the specific Java components that play the most important role in its security, here’s a quick list just to give you a clearer understanding, on a basic level, of how it works and what exactly makes Java secure.
- Java Virtual Machine (JVM).
- Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA).
- Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).
- Security Manager.
- Java Sandbox.