Java technology is a portfolio of products that are based on the power of networks
and the idea that the same software should run on many different kinds of systems
Java technology readily harnesses the power of the network because it is both a
programming language and a selection of specialized platforms. As such, it standardizes
the development and deployment of the kind of secure, portable, reliable, and scalable
applications required by the networked economy. Because the Internet and World Wide
Web play a major role in new business development, consistent and widely supported
standards are critical to growth and success.