1990's they tried to develop a portable application
that can run on any micro chip. Not surprisingly,
the team chose C++ to accomplish this task. But soon
they found that there are many features in C++ that
prevented it from being PORTABLE. Therefore they
tried to remove those features that are platform
dependent. In doing so, they ended up developing a
new programming language. They named this new
programming language as OAK. Some say that the
reason simply being that the team leader James
Gosling spent most of the time under a OAK tree. So
they chose this name. Surprisingly, this programming
language never took off.
1995, the WWW (World Wide Web) became popular and
Internet came to be widely used even among homes.
This was a blessing in disguise for 'OAK'. The WWW