History of Java introduction

By | June 3, 2018
James Gosling, the creator of Java

James Gosling, the creator of Java

This post talks about History of Java introduction.James Gosling was started Java language project in June 1991. Java was basically designed for interactive television, but at that time it was very advanced for the digital cable television industry as well. After the oak tree standing outside Gosling’s office, the language was initially named as oak.

Later the project went by the name Green and was finally renamed as Java, from coffee. James Gosling designed Java with a C/C++ style syntax that system and application programmers would find easy to understand.

Sun Microsystems released the JDK 1.0 in 1996. It is supported as “Write Once, Run anywhere” (WORA), It provides no-cost run-times on all the popular platforms. It is highly secure and featuring configurable security, it allowed network- and file-access restrictions.

The major web browser soon supported the ability to run Java applets within web pages, and Java became popular quickly. The latest version of Java is Java 10. It was released on March 20, 2018, which follows Java 9 only after six months with the new release schedule. Java 8 is still supported but there will not be more security enhancement for Java 9. Versions prior to Java 8 are supported by the most of the companies on a commercial basis

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