Java is a object oriented programming language developed by a group of 6 people who were real hardcore programmers in Aspen, their names are as follows;
1. Bill Joy,
2. Andy Bechtolsheim,
3. Wayne Rosing,
4. Mike Sheridan,
5. James Gosling and
6. Patrick Naughton
The development was started under the name “Stealth Project”. In 1991, they launched “Oak”. It took nearly 18 months to build the first version of Oak. But in 1992, due to massive amount of hacking it fails. In Summer 1995, Sun Microsystems formerly launched “Java”.
The key aspect behind the development of the Java programming language, was the need of platform independent language. Many of the characteristics of Java are derived from C++. The Java syntaxes are much similar to C++.