Java Brief History

A brief History about Java :

Java is an Object Oriented programming language designed by James Gosling and his team in 1991.
Major release versions of Java, along with their release dates:
• JDK 1.0 (January 21, 1996)
• JDK 1.1 (February 19, 1997)
• J2SE 1.2 (December 8, 1998)
• J2SE 1.3 (May 8, 2000)
• J2SE 1.4 (February 6, 2002)
• J2SE 5.0 (September 30, 2004)
• Java SE 6 (December 11, 2006)
• Java SE 7 (July 28, 2011)
• Java SE 8 (March 18, 2014)

Java’s primary goal was

WORA(Write Once Run Anywhere).

So we can run Java program in any of the platform (O S).
Since Java Programs written as a classes and compiled to Byte Code(.class) and Byte code is Machine Independent and hence .class file can be copied to any platform and we can run it over there.
So Java is called platform Independent.

Because of this , Java has become more popular.

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