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Programming with Java by Sunil Patekar, Mahesh Bhave

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CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the world of Java programming. In this book, we will start from the most basic concepts and try to reach a reasonably higher level. We hope you will enjoy the tour of Java language with us. We do not assume knowledge of any particular programming language. However, it is expected that many of our readers have a prior introduction to the object-oriented language C++. You will find the comparison of C++ and Java useful. Let us start our study in a more formal manner.

1.1 A Brief History of Java

Java was developed at Sun Microsystems in 1991, by a team comprising James Gosling, Patrick Naughton, Chris Warth, Ed Frank, and Mike Sheridan as its members. The language was initially called Oak. It was later termed as ...

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