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JAVA File Format

Source code (Java)

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JAVA is a file extension for a source code file format used for Java. A JAVA file may contain a program or be one of a number of source code files to make a program.

The Java programming language was created for the distributed environment of the Internet. Java was designed to have the "look and feel" of  C++ language but to be simpler to use. Java enforces an object-oriented programming model.

 

MIME type: text/x-java-source, text/java, text/x-java, application/ms-java

 

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This was last updated in August 2010
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