What Is Java Language?

This section provides a quick introduction of Java language, a general purpose and procedural programming language that supports object model, multi-threading, and garbage collection.

Java is a general purpose programming language developed in 1995 by Sun Microsystems. The Java language was originally created by James Gosling in 1991 while working on the Stealth Project.

Main features of Java language:

The picture below shows the cover page the book: "The Java Language Specification" by James Gosling, Bill Joy, and Guy Steele published in 1996:
The Java Language Specification

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 About This Book

 1957 - FORTRAN Language Developed by IBM

 1970 - UNIX Operating System Developed by AT&T Bell Labs

 1971 - FTP Protocol Created by Abhay Bhushan

 1972 - C Language Developed by Dennis Ritchie

 1976 - vi Text Editor Developed by Bill Joy

 1977 - Apple II Designed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

 1977 - The Bourne Shell Developed by Stephen Bourne

 1978 - The C Shell Developed by Bill Joy

 1978 - Bash (Bourne-Again Shell) Developed by Brian Fox

 1979 - The Tcsh (TENEX C Shell) Developed by Ken Greer

 1983 - "Sendmail" Mail Transfer Agent Developed by Eric Allman

 1984 - Macintosh Developed by Apple Inc.

 1984 - X Window System Developed a MIT Team

 1991 - WWW (World Wide Web) Developed by Tim Berners-Lee

 1991 - Gopher Protocol Created by a University of Minnesota Team

1995 - Java Language Developed by Sun Microsystems

What Is Java Language?

 Java Compilation and Execution Processes

 Java Is Platform Independent

 Java Is an Object-Oriented Language

 Java Supports Automatic Garbage Collection

 Java Supports Multi-Threading Programming

 1995 - PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor Created by Rasmus Lerdorf

 2002 - .NET Framework Developed by Microsoft


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