In the early days of the Internet, around 1990, Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator were the two most popular web browsers in use by the general public. In just 10 days, a developer named Brendan Eich at Netscape, Inc. was able to create a programming language that could instruct the computer on how to interact with the user upon receiving user input. They called this language “Livescript” and integrated it directly into Navigator.
Java is a programming language invented by James Gosling and developed by Sun Microsystems. It took a bit longer than 10 days to develop — it took closer to four years. In 1991, a group of Sun Microsystem engineers called the “Green Team” worked day and night to create Java. It was first released in 1995, and several new versions have been launched since then. Today’s Internet is absolutely saturated with Java-run programming, and we have Java to thank for many of the applications that make day-to-day living easier. Java is currently owned by Oracle.
- Each language requires different plug-ins.