- Java is just a programming language; in fact, it is one of the best and most popular programming languages in the world. The fact that it runs in a virtual machine instead of directly on a computer increases its portability by an insane amount. And you're against using it... why? Because you have some completely unsubstantiated fear about infecting your computer with a completely harmless and extremely useful piece of software?
That reminds me - it's used in cars.