Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995, later on it was purchased by Oracle. It is the underlying technology that powers state-of-the-art programs including utilities, games, and business applications. Java runs on more than 850 million personal computers worldwide, and on billions of devices worldwide, including mobile and TV devices.
Oracle and Java
Java is one of the computer industry's best-known brands and most widely deployed technologies. With the acquisition of Sun, Oracle is driving continued innovation and investment in Java technology for the benefit of customers and the Java community. Oracle has been a leading supporter of Java since its emergence in 1995, and takes on the new role as steward of Java technology with a relentless commitment to fostering a community of participation and transparency.
Java technology readily harnesses the power of the
network because it is both a programming language and
a selection of specialized platforms. As such, it standardizes
the development and deployment of the kind of secure,
portable, reliable, and scalable applications required
by the networked economy. Because the Internet and World
Wide Web play a major role in new business development,
consistent and widely supported standards are critical
to growth and success.