On April 8, 1991 Java development became a key project for the Sun Microsystems team. But they kept their project secret and named it “Oak”. Not a bad idea because if they would have named it “Java” everyone would have checked it out because it’s a brand of coffee. They released the Java programming language in 1995.
Why Was The Java Programming Language Needed?
The problem was: Networking different manufacturer’s machines often running different operating systems was difficult if not impossible because there was no common way for them to communicate.
The solution was: The Java programming language was developed to overcome brand and operating system differences.
What Is The Java Programming Language?
Java is a simple, object-oriented, distributed, interpreted, robust, secure, portable, multi-threaded and dynamic programming language. It is a language which gives a clear structure to programs and allows code to be reused, lowering development costs. It knows no operating system barriers. It works on Windows, Mac, and Linux to name a few.
Come On! Java Is To Be Used For Positive Means
Some of you may have heard of Java used in a negative context. That’s because Ransomware uses a Java file format to stealthily infiltrate systems to scramble user’s data files by means of encryption algorithms and demand a ransom to unscramble the data. Such an incident was experienced as late as June 4, 2020 when a new Java-based ransomware targeted Windows and Linux. If you become a victim, the only options are to restore data from a backup, pay the ransom, go to a geek shop for help or abandon your computer.
Here is an example of its use in the Astra WordPress theme.