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Java language is gradually developed language. The gradual development through out the year is given in this article.
Sun Microsystems decided to develop special software that could be used
to manipulate consumer electronic devices. A team of Sun Microsystems
programmers headed by James Gosling was formed to undertake this task.
After exploring the possibility of using the most popular object-oriented
language C++, the team announced a new language named "Oak";
The team, known as Green Project team by Sun, demonstrated the
application of their new languages to control a list of home appliances using a
hand-held device with a tiny touch sensitive screen.
The World Wide Web (WWW) appeared on the Internet and transformed the
text based Internet into a graphical environment. The Green Project team came up
with the idea of developing Web applets (tiny programs) using the new language
that could run on all types of computers connected to Internet
The team developed a Web however called "HotJava" to locate and
run applet program on Internet. HotJava demonstrated the power of the new
language, thus it instantly popular among the Internet users.
Oak was renamed "Java", due to some legal snags. Java is just a
name and is not an acronym. Many popular companies including Netscape and
Microsoft announced their support to Java.
established itself not only as a leader for Internet programming but also as a
general purpose, object-oriented programming language. Java found its home.
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