Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Introduction to java:


was created in 1991

by James Gosling et al. of Sun Microsystems.

Initially called Oak, in honor of the tree outside Gosling's window, its name

was changed to Java because there was already a language called Oak.

The original motivation for Java

the need for platform independent language that could be embedded in various consumer electronic products like toasters and refrigerators.

One of the first projects developed using Java

a personal hand-held remote control named Star 7.

At about the same time, the World Wide Web and the Internet were gaining popularity. Gosling et. al. realized that Java could be used for Internet programming

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