Types of Java Applications

Java Applications are mainly 4 types of applications that can be created using Java programming.

  • Standalone Application
  • Web Application
  • Enterprise Application
  • Mobile Application

1) Standalone Application

Standalone applications are also known as desktop applications or window-based applications. These are software install on every machine like Windows, Linux, etc. Examples of standalone application are Music/Media player, antivirus, Utility software, etc. AWT and Swing are used in Java for creating standalone applications.

2) Web Application

An application that runs on the server side and creates a dynamic page is called a web application. Currently, Servlet, JSP, Struts, Spring, Hibernate, JSF, etc. technologies are used for creating web applications in Java.

3) Enterprise Application

Software used to satisfy the needs of an organization rather than individual users. Such organizations include businesses, schools, interest-based user groups, clubs, charities, and governments. It has advantages of the high-level security, load balancing, and clustering. In Java, EJB is used for creating enterprise applications.

4) Mobile Application

An application which is created for mobile devices is called a mobile application. Currently, Android and Java ME are used for creating mobile applications.