What is a Java class library?


Java is not dependent on any specific operating system so Java applications cannot depend on the platform dependent native libraries, therefore, instead of those Java provides a set of dynamically loaded libraries that are common to modern operating systems.

These libraries provide –

  • Container classes and Regular Expressions.
  • Interfaces for tasks that depend on the hardware of the OS such as network and file access.
  • In case, the underlying platform does not support certain feature of Java then, these libraries surpass that specific feature if needed.

Updated on: 18-Feb-2020

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