History of Java

History of Java

Java language is developed by company Sun Microsystems and under the guidance of James Gosling Team.
Sun Microsystems Started by a group of the students who are studying in Standard University.

The history of java starts from Green Team. Java team members (also known as Green Team), initiated a revolutionary task to develop a language for digital devices such as set-top boxes, televisions etc.
For the green team members, it was an advance concept at that time.These people found the problem in their room with electronic consumable remote. That means one electronic consumable control doesn’t work on another electronics consumable. These people want to develop a common remote control which is controlling all the electronic consumables so they contact James Gosling and requested for the projects.
1) James Gosling and their team initiated the Java language project in June 1991. The small team of sun engineers called Green Team.

2) Originally designed for small, embedded systems in electronic appliances like set-top boxes.

3) Firstly, it was called “Greentalk” by James Gosling and file extension was .gt.

4) A Java is previously known as Oak. The name Oak was used by James Gosling after an oak tree that stood outside his office.

There were five primary goals in the creation of the Java language.

1) It must be “simple, object-oriented, and familiar”.
2) It must be “robust and secure”.
3) It must be “architecture-neutral and portable”.
4) It must execute with “high performance”.
5) It must be “interpreted, threaded, and dynamic”.

Java Version History

As of 2015, only Java 8 is officially supported. Major release versions of Java, along with their release dates:

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 March, 2014)

Post written by: Dharmesh Mourya

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