History of Java

Developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems
Released in 1995
Other Releases
JDK 1.0 – Jan 23, 1996
JDK 1.1 – Feb 19, 1997
J2SE 1.2 – Dec, 8, 1998
J2SE 1.3 – May 8, 2000
J2SE 1.4 – Feb 6, 2001
J2SE 5.0 – September 30, 2004 (Major Update)
Java SE 6 – December 11, 2006
Java SE 7 – July 28, 2011

Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems in 2010