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History of java

Java history is interesting to know. The history of java starts from Green Team. 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. Java was started as a project called "Oak" by James Gosling in June 1991. Gosling's goals were to implement a virtual machine and a language that had a familiar C-like notation but with greater uniformity and simplicity than C/C++.James Gosling, Mike Sheridan, and Patrick Naughton initiated the Java language project in June 1991. The small team of sun engineers called Green Team. Firstly, it was called "Greentalk" by James Gosling and file extension was .gt. After that, it was called Oak and was developed as a part of the Green project.Java Version History.There are many java versions that has been released. 

Current stable release of Java is Java SE 8.
1.    JDK Alpha and Beta (1995)
2.    JDK 1.0 (23rd Jan, 1996)
3.    JDK 1.1 (19th Feb, 1997)
4.    J2SE 1.2 (8th Dec, 1998)
5.    J2SE 1.3 (8th May, 2000)
6.    J2SE 1.4 (6th Feb, 2002)
7.    J2SE 5.0 (30th Sep, 2004)
8.    Java SE 6 (11th Dec, 2006)
9.    Java SE 7 (28th July, 2011)
10.Java SE 8 (18th March, 2014)
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