It is very interesting to know about Java history. Java Programming Language was written by James Gosling along with two other person ‘Mike Sheridan‘ and 'Patrick Naughton', while they were working at Sun Microsystems. Initially, it was named oak Programming Language.
- James Gosling, Mike Sheridan, and Patrick Naughton initiated the Java language project in June 1991. The small team of sun engineers called Green Team.
- Originally designed for small, embedded systems in electronic appliances like set-top boxes.
- Firstly, it was called "Green talk" and file extension was .gt.
- After that, it was called Oak and was developed as a part of the Green project.
- Then in 1995, Oak was renamed as "Java".
- Java Versions 1.0 and 1.1 was released in the year 1996 for Linux, Solaris, Mac, and Windows.
- Java version 1.2 (Commonly called java 2) was released in the year 1998.
- Java Version 1.3 codename Kestrel was released in the year 2000.
- Java Version 1.4 codename Merlin was released in the year 2002.
- Java Version 1.5/Java SE 5 codename ‘Tiger’ was released in the year 2004.
- Java Version 1.6/Java SE 6 Codename ‘Mustang’ was released in the year 2006.
- Java Version 1.7/Java SE 7 Codename ‘Dolphin’ was released in the year 2011.
- Java Version 1.8/Java SE 8 was released the year 2015.
- Java Version 1.9/Java SE 9 was released in September 2017.
- Java Version 1.10/Java SE 10 was released on March 2018.
- Java Version 1.11/Java SE 11 was released in September 2018.
- Java Version 1.12/Java SE 12 will be released on March 2019.
|Version||Release date||End of Free Public Update|
|Java SE 9||September 2017||March 2018|
|Java SE 10 (18.3)||March 2018||September 2018|
|Java SE 11 (19.9 LTS)||September 2018||N/A for Oracle At Least September 2022 for Adopt OpenJDK|
|Java SE 12 (19.3)||March 2019||N/A for Oracle September 2019 for OpenJDK|
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