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16102381 Brief History of Java

16102381 Brief History of Java

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Brief History of JavaBrief History of Java
In 1990, Sun Microsystems began an internal project known asIn 1990, Sun Microsystems began an internal project known asthethe
Green Project Green Project 
to work on a new technology.to work on a new technology.In 1992, the Green Project was spun off and its interest directedIn 1992, the Green Project was spun off and its interest directedtoward building highly interactive devices for the cable TVtoward building highly interactive devices for the cable TVindustry. This failed to materialize.industry. This failed to materialize.In 1994, the focus of the original team was re-targeted, this timeIn 1994, the focus of the original team was re-targeted, this timeto the use of Internet technology. A small web browser calledto the use of Internet technology. A small web browser called
HotJavaHotJava
was written. Oak was renamed towas written. Oak was renamed to
 Java Java
after learningafter learningthat Oak had already been trademarked.that Oak had already been trademarked.In 1995, Java was first publicly released.In 1995, Java was first publicly released.In 1996, Java Development Kit (In 1996, Java Development Kit (
 JDK  JDK 
) 1.0 was released.) 1.0 was released.In 2002, JDK 1.4 (codenameIn 2002, JDK 1.4 (codename
MerlinMerlin
) was released, the most) was released, the mostwidely used version.widely used version.In 2004, JDK 5.0 (codenameIn 2004, JDK 5.0 (codename
Tiger Tiger 
) was released, the latest) was released, the latestversion.version.
 
 
James GoslingJames Gosling
 James Gosling James Goslingis generallyis generallycredited as the inventor of thecredited as the inventor of the Java programming language Java programming language
He was the first designer of JavaHe was the first designer of Javaand implemented its originaland implemented its originalcompiler and virtual machinecompiler and virtual machine
He is also known as the Father of He is also known as the Father of  Java Java
He is currently the Chief He is currently the Chief  Technical Officer of Sun Technical Officer of SunMicrosystemsMicrosystems
 
 
What is Java?What is Java?
AAmulti-platform, network-centric, object-orientedmulti-platform, network-centric, object-orientedprogramming languageprogramming language
Multi-platformMulti-platform
It can run on almost any computer platformIt can run on almost any computer platform
Network-centricNetwork-centric
Designed with network in mind – “the networkDesigned with network in mind – “the networkis the computer”is the computer”
Designed for building applications for theDesigned for building applications for theInternetInternet
Object-orientedObject-oriented
It incorporates object-oriented programmingIt incorporates object-oriented programmingmodelmodel

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