History of java

java is an object-oriented programming language which Is developed by James Gosling and co-partner Sun Microsystem in the early 1990s.

James Gosling

java was originally design for digital devices such as television, set-top boxes, etc. before java C++ was considered to be used in the project but this idea was rejected because C++ required more memory.

The history of java begins with the green team. Actually, sun microsystem

Started a project in 1990 called “GREEN” to develop software for use in consumer electronics but the resources management was the barrier in writing reliable portable software

In 1991 James Goslings, who was a Veteran of classic network software the design developed a new language called OCK and this was the base for the language for programming for consumer electronic devices like VCS’s TV toasters and such electronic machines.

In the meantime, the development team at Sun Microsystem completed work on a project known as web runner in 1994, this was later renamed as hot java it also demonstrated the power of OCK as an internet development tool finally, in 1995, OCK was renamed as Java

Java was considered an industry standard for internet development before the first released of java compiler in January 1996

JDK 1.0 released in (January 23, 1996). After the primary release of Java, there are many additional features added to the language. Now Java is getting used in Windows applications, Web applications, enterprise applications, mobile applications, cards, etc. Each new version adds the new features in Java.

Java Version History

Many java versions have been released till now. The current version of Java is Java JDK 14.

  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 Sep 2004)
  8. Java SE 6 (11th Dec 2006)
  9. Java SE 7 (28th July 2011)
  10. Java SE 8 (18th Mar 2014)
  11. Java SE 9 (21st Sep 2017)
  12. Java SE 10 (20th Mar 2018)


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