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Java History

Java History

Question:
I just want to know where Java came from. Can you give me a history of this language?

Answer:
I can give you a brief history. Java started out as a researchproject in the early ’90s at Sun Microsystems, led by James Gosling. He was working on a language called Oak to make it easier to programembedded consumer-electronics applications. The idea was to create avirtual machine that would run on various types of electronic devices, so thatprogrammers would no longer have to write platform-specific code foreach device.

When the Web started achieving mainstream status, Sunrealized that Oak had much greater potential to serve as a generalpurpose cross-platform environment for application delivery andexecution. They changed the name to Java and the rest is, well,history.

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