In 2017, and for many years to come, the enterprise software platform Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE), which bundles the Java language together with a number of libraries for enterprise software systems, is the most important programming platform for enterprise information technologies, including all kinds of business software applications. Its strong points mainly result from the fact that it is very mature:
it has a rich ecosystem, including a large number of libraries, frameworks and tools;
Java code executes faster than scripting languages, like Python, PHP, NodeJS or Ruby;
Java web applications can be scaled, e.g., by using distributed database transactions and cluster technologies;
it provides a lot of advanced security technologies.