History of Java

Java was created by James Gosling, Patrick Naughton, Mike Sheridan, and their team at Sun Microsystems in the early 1990s. The project was originally called “Oak,” and its primary goal was to develop a language for consumer electronic devices such as set-top boxes.

However, as the team realized the potential of their language beyond consumer electronics, they rebranded it as Java and shifted their focus to the emerging market of the Internet. In 1995, Java was officially released to the public with the slogan “Write Once, Run Anywhere,” highlighting its platform independence.

Java gained popularity rapidly due to its simplicity, security, and portability. It was widely adopted for developing web applets, small programs that could be embedded in web pages to enhance interactivity. This led to the proliferation of Java applets across the web during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

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