Java history

About Java and Hostory :

  1. Java was designed by Sun Microsystems in the early 1990s.
  2. Basic aim of java was to solve the problem of connecting many household machines together.
  3. Project was unsuccessful because no one wanted to use it.
  4. Earlier Name of Java : OAK
  5. Creator of Java :  James Gosling  (the father of Java)
  6. As there was another language called Oak , they decided to rename OAK. New name was given to OAK , OAK was renamed Java in 1994
  7. Java was publicly released on : May 27, 1995
  8. Java was targeted at :  Internet development
  9. Applets Had early support from companies : Netscape Communications

James Gosling - Father and Creator of Java Programming Language

Language was created with 5 main goals:

  1. It should be object oriented
  2. A single representation of a program could be executed on multiple operating systems
  3. It should fully support network programming
  4. It should execute code from remote sources securely
  5. It should be easy to use


Designed By Sun Microsystems
Designed In early 1990s
Basic Aim For Communicating Between Household things
Earlier Name of Java OAK
Creator of Java James Gosling
First Public Release 27 May 1995
Java was targeted at Internet Development

In the next chapter we are going to see difference between two major and most widely spread languages – C# and Java.