What is java



What is Java ?

Java is widely used programming language which has wide verity of applications such as desktop applications, Mobile Applications, Enterprise applications etc.
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Java is a –

  1. Class Based and Object Oriended Programming Language
  2. Computing platform
  3. Fast, Secure, and Reliable.
  4. Free
  5. General Purpose
  6. Concurrent

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Five primary goals in the creation of the Java language :

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

Goals in Creating Java

Some of the Versions of Java :

Java VersionRelease DateYear
JDK 1.0January 21 1996
JDK 1.1February 19 1997
J2SE 1.2December 8 1998
J2SE 1.3May 8 2000
J2SE 1.4February 6 2002
J2SE 5.0September 30 2004
Java SE 6December 11 2006
Java SE 7July 28 2011