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Java once served a good purpose - one language that with minor variations, could enable source code to run on different OSs. One of the things that hurt Java was Sun's religious war with Microsoft. The end result was that Microsoft could not adapt and extend Java without violating licensing agreements, and Sun ensured that Java runtimes for Windows were dog-slow compared to other OSs.

Sun eventually went out of business from focusing on the religious wars and not on business success. Microsoft created C# when they could not legally use Java, and with the Mono and Xamarin advances in portability, now C# with .NET Standard can run on multiple OSs faster and with a better language than Java.

Today, your best bet for portability is C# and .NET Standard. With Xamarin, now a part of Visual Studio (including the free Community Edition), you can write C# code and with little variation, run native code on Windows, iOS, and Android. And with C# and Visual studio, you also can write code that runs on Windows, Linux, and MacOS.

Java is fading, and Oracle is not trying to keep up. You want a free UI and development environment? Get Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition and have at it.
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