Java is a programming language and class library developed by Sun Microsystems, intended to be run on multiple computer platforms by utilizing a virtual machine architecture. Java is a popular programming language for cross platform development since it's write once, run anywhere philosophy offers several key advantages over non-portable languages.
I often use Java for developing client-side applications or server applications like Glacier, primarily because of the portability. The article section you're visiting now contains these Java related articles:
Java 2 SE 6.0 Aesthetics Preview
Preview of Java 2 SE version 6.0 codenamed Mustang regarding subpixel font anti-aliasing and the new GTK Look and Feel.