WWW and First Web Server

This section provides a quick introduction of WWW (World Wide Web) and the first Web server developed by Tim Berners-Lee in 1991.

WWW (World Wide Web, the Web) is an information network where users can view multi-media information with hyper links to click and view additional information. WWW was developed by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in 1991.

Main elements of WWW are:

The world's first Web page was published at this URL: http://nxoc01.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html by Tim Berners-Lee on August 6, 1991.

Here is a picture of the NeXTcube computer used by Tim Berners-Lee to build the first Web server at CERN (Source: http://press.web.cern.ch/):
First Web Server in 1991

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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

WWW and First Web Server

 Tim Berners-Lee - Father of the Web

 Mosaic - The Browser Popularized the Web

 Netscape Navigator - The Most Popular Web Browser in 1990s

 Internet Explorer - The Most Popular Web Browser since 1999

 Mozilla Firefox - The Most Popular Open Source Web Browser

 1991 - Gopher Protocol Created by a University of Minnesota Team

 1995 - Java Language Developed by Sun Microsystems

 1995 - PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor Created by Rasmus Lerdorf

 2002 - .NET Framework Developed by Microsoft


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