Java – History

Java was introduced by “SUN MicroSystems” in June 1995. It was officially released in November 1995 as core component of Sun Microsystems’ Java Platform (Java 1.0 [J2SE]). It was developed by a team under James Gosling. Its original name was “OAK” meant for consumer electronic devices and later renamed to Java.

With the advancement of Java and its widespread popularity, multiple configurations were built to suite various types of platforms (i.e. J2EE for Enterprise Applications, J2ME for Mobile Applications). Sun Microsystems has renamed the new J2 versions as Java SE (Java Standard Edition), Java EE (Java Enterprise Edition) and Java ME (Java Mobile Edition) respectively. Java is guaranteed to be Write Once, Run Anywhere.

Type of applications that run on Java
Desktop Applications
Web Applications
Enterprise Applications
Mobile Applications
Embedded Systems
Web Servers and Application Servers
Scientific Applications

Author: Mahesh

Technical Lead with 10 plus years of experience in developing web applications using Java/J2EE and web technologies. Strong in design and integration problem solving skills. Ability to learn, unlearn and relearn with strong written and verbal communications.