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.JAVA File Extension

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File TypeJava Source Code File

DeveloperOracle
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CategoryDeveloper Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

What is a JAVA file?

A JAVA file is a source code file written in the Java programming language, which was originally developed by Sun Microsystems but is now maintained by Oracle. It uses an object-oriented approach, where structured data types, called classes, are used to instantiate objects at runtime.

More Information

JAVA source code files are compiled into .CLASS files using a Java compiler (javac command). A CLASS file contains bytecode that can be executed by the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). The JVM can be downloaded for every major operating system, including Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

NOTE: Android programs are written in Java but are run using the Dalvik Virtual Machine (DVM), which is a different virtual machine than the standard JVM that is optimized for Android.

Programs that open JAVA files
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Oracle Java Virtual Machine
Eclipse IDE for Java Developers
Google Android Studio
Oracle NetBeans
Xinox JCreator
ES-Computing EditPlus
Microsoft Notepad
gVim
Other text editor
Mac
Oracle Java Virtual Machine
Eclipse IDE for Java Developers
Google Android Studio
Oracle NetBeans
Apple Xcode
MacroMates TextMate
MacVim
Other text editor
Linux
Oracle Java Virtual Machine
Eclipse IDE for Java Developers
Google Android Studio
Oracle NetBeans
javac
GNU Emacs
Vi
Other text editor
Updated 5/24/2016

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