Java is a programming language 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 has a simpler object model and fewer low-level facilities. Java applications are typically compiled to bytecode that can run on any Java virtual machine (JVM) regardless of computer architecture.
Paradigm : Object-oriented, structured, imperative
Appeared in : 1995
Designed by : Sun Microsystems
Latest release : Java Standard Edition 6 (1.6.13)
OS : Cross-platform (multi-platform)
License : GNU General Public License / Java Community Process
Website : http://java.com