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7/5/2021
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History of Java |  describe the history of java |   Why Oak name for java language

History of Java

Java history is interesting to know. Java team members (also known as Green Team), initiated a revolutionary task to

develop a language for digital devices such as set-top boxes, televisions etc.

 

For the green team members, it was an advance concept at that time. But, it was suited for internet programming.

Later, Java technology as incorporated by Netscape.

Description: James Gosling - founder of java

Currently, Java is used in internet programming, mobile devices, games, e-business solutions etc.

 

There are given the major points that describe the history of java.

 

1) James Gosling, Mike Sheridan, and Patrick Naughton initiated the Java language project in June 1991. The small team of sun engineers called Green Team.

2) Originally designed for small, embedded systems in electronic appliances like set-top boxes.

3) Firstly, it was called "Greentalk" by James Gosling and file extension was .gt.

4) After that, it was called Oak and was developed as a part of the Green project.

Description: Java History from Oak to Java

 

Why Oak name for java language?

5) Why Oak? Oak is a symbol of strength and chosen as a national tree of many countries like U.S.A., France, Germany, Romania etc.

6) In 1995, Oak was renamed as "Java" because it was already a trademark by Oak Technologies.

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