Founder of JAVA :

  • It was developed by James Gosling,Patrick Naughton,Chris Warth,Ed Frank and Mike Sheridan at Sun Microsystems,Inc in 1991.

  • Initially called Oak it was renamed Java in 1995.

  • Primary aim is Platform Independent(architecture neutral)

  • Used to create software to be embedded in various electronic devices such as microwave ovens and remote controls.

  • Internet version of C++.

  • It is an Object Oriented Programming Language.

Used to create two types of programs:

  1. Application
  2. Applet


It is a program that runs on your computer, under the Operating system of that computer.


It is a program that can react to user input and dynamically change.