"Write once, run anywhere"

Announcement / Release
June 1991
Birth Place
Menlo Park, California, United States of America


Java is a computer programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, and specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It is intended to let developers 'write once, run anywhere', meaning that code that runs on one platform does not need to be recompiled to run on another. Java applications are typically compiled to byte code that can run on any Java virtual machine regardless of computer architecture. Java was originally developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems and released in 1995 as a core component of Sun Microsystems' Java platform. The language derives much of its syntax from C and C++, but it has fewer low-level facilities than either of them. The original and reference implementation Java compilers, virtual machines, and class libraries were developed by Sun from 1991 and first released in 1995.

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