Java History

Java team members developed a language for digital devices such as televisions, set-top boxes etc.

Now a days, Java is widely used in online programming, mobile devices, video games, e-business etc.

  • James Gosling and his team started this project in June 1991. The team is also known as Green Team. The main task of this team was to develop a language for electronic appliances like set-top boxes.
  • Java was know as “Greentalk” by James Gosling and file extension was .gt .
  • After some time it was changed with Oak. Oak is a national tree of many countries like U.S.A., France, Germany, Romania etc.
  • Oak was already a trademark by Oak Technologies. That’s why in 1995, It bacame as “Java”.
  • Java is an island of Indonesia where first coffee was produced (called java coffee).
  • Java is originally developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems
  • Java is now a subsidiary of Oracle Corporation.
  • JDK 1.0 released in(January 23, 1996).