Widely considered the #1 development platform in the world, Java introduced program developers to the idea of "Write Once, Run Anywhere". The idea has been so pervasive that nearly 3 billion devices across the globe run Java, and there are over 9 million developers who are actively using the language to write their programs.
Java has not only shaped the past of computer programming, it's also projected to have a profound impact in the future too.
The bottom line is, the impact Java has had on the world of coding is immeasurable. Here's a great infographic that illustrates the Java's influence.