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The history of the Java programming language is usually associated with origin predates of the web. James Gosling, Patrick Naughton, Chris Warth, Mike Sheridan, and Ed Frank initiated the Java language project in June 1991. The idea was to develop a platform-independent language and create embedded software for consumer electronic devices. It took 18 months to develop and had an initial name as Oak which was renamed to Java in 1995 due to copyright issues.

Java was originally developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems(which has since merged into Oracle Corporation) and released in 1995. JDK 1.0 released in(January 23, 1996). Java SE 10 is a current stable release of Java, and many other previous Java versions are also available.

Java Version Release History

Version Released on
JDK1.0 23 Jan 1996
JDK1.1 19 Feb 1997
J2SE 1.2 8 Dec 1998
J2SE 1.3 8 May 2000
J2SE 1.4 6 Feb 2002
J2SE 5.0 30 Sept 2004
Java SE 6 11 Dec 2006
Java SE 7.0 28 July 2011
Java SE 8.0 18 March 2014
Java SE 9.0 Sept 2017
Java SE 10 (18.3) 2018