What Is Java?
In this blog, we learn What is Java?. Java is a general-purpose high-level programming language developed by Sun Micro systems and a small team of engineers known as the Green Team, who initiated the language in 1991. Originally called OAK. the Java language was designed for handheld devices and set-top boxes. OAK was unsuccessful and in 1995 Sun changed the name to Java and modified the language to take advantage of the burgeoning World Wide Web.
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What will I get when I download Java software?
The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is what you get when you download Java software. The JRE consists of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) Java platform core classes and supporting Java platform libraries. The JRE is the runtime portion of Java software, which is all you need to run it in your Web browser.
What is Java Plug-in software?
The Java Plug-in software is a component of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). The JRE allows applets written in the Java programming language to run inside various browsers. The Java Plug-in software is not a standalone program and cannot be installed separately.
I have heard the terms Java Virtual Machine and JVM. Is this Java software?
The Java Virtual Machine is only one aspect of Java software that is involved in web interaction. The Java Virtual Machine is built right into your Java software download and helps run Java applications.