"highly visible" is a bit tough, since Java isn't much used for desktop/GUI applications. These days it's mostly used in the backend of many web sites (like EBay), where -as a user- you wouldn't know that it's Java powering it underneath. Sites that have URLs like "*.do", "*.jsp" and "...servlet..." are most likely written in Java.
Ulf Dittmer wrote:Sites that have URLs like "*.do", "*.jsp" and "...servlet..." are most likely written in Java.
I download my monthly phone and electricity bills from such sites. And if you look at airline or rent-a-car reservation sites, you're quite likely to find those clues.
Perhaps your students won't be thrilled by those examples. But then nobody goes through high school planning to be an accounts payable clerk, for example, and yet there are accounts payable clerks all over the place in real life. They must come from somewhere. Likewise with programmers who design and build airline reservation sites.
Very true !!
(Check snakes an Ladders game at my site, its made in gwt)