Java, an introduction
Java is a high-level programming language developed by Sun Microsystems. It was originally designed for developing programs for set-top boxes and handheld devices, but later became a popular choice for creating web applications.
The Java syntax is similar to C++, but is strictly an object-oriented programming language.
Java is a programming language invented by James Gosling and developed by Sun Microsystems. It took a little over 10 days to develop - it was close to four years old. In 1991, a group of Sun Microsystem engineers worked the "Green Team" day and night to create Java. It was first released in 1995, and many new versions have been launched since then. Today's Internet is absolutely saturated with Java-based programming, and we have Java to thank for the many applications that make day-to-day life easier. Java is currently owned by Oracle.
In the early days of the Internet, around 1990, Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator were the two most popular web browsers used by the general public. In just 10 days, a developer named Brendan Eich at Netscape, Inc. was able to create a programming language that could instruct a computer to interact with the user upon receiving user input. He called this language "LiveScript" and integrated it directly into the navigator.
- Each language requires different plug-ins.