History of Java

History  of Java

Java is pure object oriented programming language. It is developed by James Gosling; He is a famous software developer. He developed many compilers and mail systems. Since 1984, he has been associating with Sun Micro Systems and developed Java Programming language in 1991.He was also elected to the United States national Academy of Engineering for this achievement.

Year Development
1990 Sun Micro systems decide to developed special software that could be used to manipulate consumer devices. A team of Sun Micro systems programmers headed by James Gosling was formed to under take this task.
1991 Team announced a new language named “Oak”.
1992 Green Project teams demonstrated the application of their new language to control a list of home appliances using a hand-held device. \
1993  The green Project team came up with the idea of  developing web applets using the new language that could run on all types of computers connected to Internet
1994 Team developed a Hot Java to locate and run applet programs on Internet.
1995 Oak was renamed “Java” due to some legal snags.

Java Version History

There are many java versions that has been released. Current stable release of Java is Java SE 8.

  1. JDK Alpha and Beta (1995)
  2. JDK 1.0 (23rd Jan, 1996)
  3. JDK 1.1 (19th Feb, 1997)
  4. J2SE 1.2 (8th Dec, 1998)
  5. J2SE 1.3 (8th May, 2000)
  6. J2SE 1.4 (6th Feb, 2002)
  7. J2SE 5.0 (30th Sept, 2004)
  8. Java SE 6 (11th Dec, 2006)
  9. Java SE 7 (28th July, 2011)
  10. Java SE 8 (18th March, 2014)

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