History of Java
Java started as an internal research project at Sun Microsystems, Inc code-named Green project. It was initially named Oak by James Gosling. Later, it was renamed as Java.
The initial Java version was released in the year 1995. Java language got an immense response. It was a booming era of the Dot-Com bubble and the World wide web, Java became instantly popular for the ability to create dynamic and interactive Web pages on the web.
Major Java Versions
|JDK1.0||1995||The initial release of JDK1.0|
|JDK1.1||1997||New Features: JDBC API, RMI, AWT API, JavaBeans, etc|
|J2SE 1.2(Java2 Standard Edition)||1998||New Features: Java Swing API, Reflection API, Java IDL, Collection, and JIT Compiler in Sun’s JVM, etc|
|J2SE 1.3||2000||New Features: Hotspot JVM, RMI CORBA, JNDI API(Java Naming and Directory Interface(), JPDA(Java Platform Debugger Architecture, etc|
|J2SE 1.4||2002||New Features: Regular Expression, Exception chaining, Image I/O API for reading and writing images, Java Web Start, Assert keyword.|
|J2SE 5.0||2004||New Features: Java Generics, Autoboxing, Enumerations, Swing, Var args, Metadata etc.|
|Java SE 6||2006||New Features: JAX-WS, JDBC 4.0, Pluggable Annotations, Garbage collection algorithms, JVM improvements including Synchronization and Compiler performance optimizations|
|Java SE 7.0||2010||New Features: JVM support for dynamic language, A new library for Parallel computing on multi-core, Compressed 64-bit pointers, Automatic resource management.|
About Sun Microsystems
Sun Microsystems, Inc, or Sun was a famous technological company that supported open source products. Sun acquired the popular open-source database MySQL in 2008. Later, Oracle Corporation acquired Sun Microsystems in 2010.
Popular Sun products were:
- Sun Solaris OS ( now Oracle Solaris)
- NFS is a distributed Network File System protocol
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