Java is a robust programming language which does not rely on a web browser. This language is used to develop all native applications on the Android platform, and Bouwkamp argues that it is "used by some 9 million developers and [is] running on 7 billion devices worldwide." Sylvain Saurel agrees with Bouwkamp about Java's importance, noting that, "As we enter a new decade in 2020, Java is more than ever a programming language to learn. Whether as a first language or to broaden your programming skills, Java will bring you a lot and will be a significant asset to your career."
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