What is the difference between java and core java

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  • Feb 3rd, 2006

I think Core java is more specific to the OOP concepts and it. Java covers a much picture like J2ee technologies/specifications which by itself is huge. 

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  • Feb 3rd, 2006



I think Java is java. thats it. the diff is created by the institutes who call it as a diff subject all at once to get paid more.

If we use common sence.. Core means Basic. . still if someone asks diff.. then.. core is the basics of java. so for sure corejava can be said as a part of java as a whole which is an ocean.

Hope it should be correct.. what do u say Ajay and all others?










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Rajeev Ranjan

  • Mar 22nd, 2006

Java mens Complet Java. After JDK 1.2 Java Divide in Six partCore Java, Dvance Java Java Servlet, JSP, Ejb, and Java Micro Edition (Java Mobile Edition) that it ManCore Java Has 13 Parts(1Basic of Java Programming, 2)Language Fundamentals, 3)Operators and Assingment, 4)Decleration and Access control, 5)Control flow, Exception Handling, and Assertions,6)Object Oriented Programming 7)Nested Classes and Interfaces. 8) Object Life Time9) Threads 10) Fundamental Classes 11)Collection and Maps.and for more Deatil Log on to Http://www.pearsoned.co.inor http://www.sun.com/Certification Exam section

sampath reddy

  • Jan 12th, 2007

hi to all,
  java is devided into 3
2. j2ee
as per sun micro sys j2se is known as core java.
thats it.

Core Java is the basic Java which includes the all the console level applications and using interfaces. It does not include the GUI parts such as applets and swings.

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Mr.Pawan Chavan

  • Jan 25th, 2012

I think core Java have some extra feature than the simple Java.

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naveen jangid

  • Jan 31st, 2012

hell!!!! there is nothing like core java...it is called as j2SE(Standard edition). people usually pronounces it as core java but it isn't. java is the complete platform including j2SE,j2ee(nowadays known as JavaEE,j2ME,javaFX).


  • Apr 10th, 2015

java means ordinary language...but core java is useful to know the overall features and apps of the java language...i think so...

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Amit Tiwari

  • Feb 21st, 2017

Java is first step and core is second step for learning Java language.
If we make a simple massage in Java language then it is called Java.
And if we use OOPs based then it is called Core Java.

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  • May 31st, 2017

Core Java is part of Java. Java has Core Java (J2SE), J2EE, J2ME.

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Rohit Manjunath Balekundri

  • Jun 7th, 2017

Java: is a object oriented language for building platform independent application with OOPS concepts with set of API provided by Oracle. Originally it was owned Sun micro systems.

Core Java: is a core/basic API to develop desktop applications.

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