Java platform helps users develop Java-based applications and deploy them in a cross-platform computing environment. James Gosling was the actual developer of this tool who worked at Sun Microsystems, but Oracle Corporation acquired it later. It was initially launched in 1998 and it offers support for 32-bit as well as 64-bit operating systems. It is a free tool, available in more than 10 different languages. The installation process is straightforward and doesn’t take more than a few minutes. Furthermore, it’s a lightweight application that runs in the background and therefore, doesn’t slow down your system’s performance.