Java History

Java is a high-level platform independent programming language. The Java language project was first started by James Gosling, Patrick Naughton, Chris Warth, Ed Frank, and Mike Sheridon in 1991 and Java 1.0 was first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. Original name of Java is Oak.

Prerequisites for Java:

Basic knowledge of programming or Passion for programming.

Why Java?

Easy to learn, Platform Independent, Object oriented, Robust, Secure, Fast, Portable, Multithreaded, Distributed & Reliable. The Java language has been frequently updated with new changes since Java 1.0 and new versions are released with additional classes and packages almost every year or every two years.

Java Version History:

Below are the various versions of JDK released by Sun Microsystems and Oracle. Oracle corporation acquired Sun Microsystems in 2010.

Version Year
JDK Alpha and Beta 1995
JDK 1.0 January 23, 1996
JDK 1.1 February 19, 1997
J2SE 1.2 December 8, 1998
J2SE 1.3 May 8, 2000
J2SE 1.4 February 6, 2002
J2SE 5.0 September 30, 2004
Java SE 6 December 11, 2006
Java SE 7 July 28, 2011
Java SE 8 March 18, 2014

Posted on July 1, 2014 in Java for Beginners

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