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 Q1. Java doesn't provide exclusive access to memory like C/C++ and other lower level languages ? What are the advantanges and disadvantages ?Core Java2017-05-20 16:22:05

Ans. Yes, doesn't provide exclusive access as we cannot allocate and deallocate memory exclusively as Java internally manages it. The advantage of this is that it relieves the coder for such tasks and helps protect from many bugs that may get introduced with imperfect coding. Moreover as java garbage collector collects all unclaimed memory or objects, it helps the application from memory leaks.

On the flip side , as coder doesn't have extensive excess to memory , it is upto java to decide on the state for programming construct and data storage and hence may introduce some security risks. For example - Java keeps string literals in string pool and there is no exclusive way to remove it and hence may stay and sensitive data in string pool may introduce security issues. Moreover when we overwrite a value or object for a variable / reference, it is upto java to purge those values and hence it may stay in memory for a while till java decide that it is no longer referenced and hence should be removed and hence makes it vulnerable for inappropriate access.

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 Q2. What are the benefits of Java over other Programming Languages ?Core Java2020-01-30 09:57:43

Ans. 1. JVM that makes it platform independent and facilitates portability.
2. Garbage Collector that protects from Memory Leaks.
3. Only usage of references and not pointer arithmetic and hence protects the application from memory issues like dangling pointers, memory leaks etc.
4. Support for OOPs that makes application development and maintenance easy.
5. Facilitates library development through use of interface / abstract classes.
6. Facilitates creation of scalable applications.
7. Huge repository of libraries and pool of people with java skill.

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