Java

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History

  • Java was started as a project called "Oak" by James Gosling in June 1991.
  • Gosling's goals were to implement a virtual machine and a language that had a familiar C-like notation but with greater uniformity and simplicity than C/C++. The first public implementation was Java 1.0 in 1995.
  • In 1997, Sun approached the ISO/IEC JTC1 standards body and later the Ecma International to formalize Java, but it soon withdrew from the process. Java remains a proprietary de facto standard that is controlled through the Java Community Process.

Philosophy

  1. It should use the object-oriented programming methodology.
  2. It should allow the same program to be executed on multiple operating systems.
  3. It should contain built-in support for using computer networks.
  4. It should be designed to execute code from remote sources securely.
  5. It should be easy to use by selecting what was considered the good parts of other object-oriented languages.

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