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Java Overview → History of Java

Java Overview

History of Java

Java Birth

James Gosling and his team while working at Sun Microsystems, they planned and started developing a new programming language for television. The language was originally called Oak, but it was renamed Java in 1995.

Java first release

Java was first released in 1995, and it quickly emerged as one of the most popular languages in the world. It is used to develop a wide range of applications, including web applications, mobile apps, games, and mainly enterprise software.

Java versions

1991: stared working on developing a language 1995: Java 1.0 is released. 1996: Java is incorporated into Netscape Navigator 1997: Java 1.1 is released 1998: Java 2 is released 2004: Java 5 is released 2009: Java 6 is released 2014: Java 8 is released 2017: Java 9 is released 2018: Java 10 is released 2019: Java 11 is released 2020: Java 12 is released 2021: Java 13 is released 2022: Java 18 is released Java is still being a popular programming languages in the world because of its versatile nature. It is a powerful and platform independent language that can be used to develop a wide variety of software applications