If you’ve been running your software updates on your mac then there was one update that might have caught your attention. An update to Apple’s implementation of Java removes that version of Java from your mac. When you go to a webpage with a Java element, then you will be prompted to click a link to go and download the latest version of Java.
I don’t know about you but I personally think that Apple are trying to kill Java like they were able to kill the mobile version of Flash. They did this by pointing out its security flaws. That being said, there are a some games which actually depend on Java. For example, MineCraft and Runescape(a web-based RPG) both need Java in order to be played. Both of those games are played by many people worldwide. Therefore, it is still necessary to have Java. In addition to that, some of Microsoft’s download pages need Java in order to download software.
On the other hand, there are a lot of security problems which have been caused by Java. There have been a lot of hackers who have been able to execute malicious Java code from a web page to infect your computer.
However, it will be up to whether the rest of the tech industry to decide just how long Java will be kept alive.