Java - is just a programming language. I'm a programmer but Java was never my favourite programming language.
I hated it then when it first launched back in 1993 - I just couldn't see any real applications for Java besides running silly animation applets.
My favourite language was Pascal, later, it was
PHP - a web programming language. But never Java.
However, it was Java that paid for my living for almost 2
I taught Java part time for six months. Then, taught it for another
2 years by giving Java tuition when I was jobless.
Later I tried applying for jobs involving Java but never
got hired because many employees don't trust programming
teachers. I think it's the adage "Those who can do - teach".
Later I applied and succressfully got my dream job doing web programming. Guess what?
The project I worked on was only short term so after it ended my boss threw me with a bunch of Java programmers and now I'm doing Java !!!