Java programming notes

Java was originally called Oak but upon discovering there was another programming language with the same name, the development team renamed it to Java after one of the brands of coffee available in a local shop. The language grew out of a project to develop a personal digital assistance [PDA], i.e., a device that is intended to control all electronic devices used in our homes. It is fully object oriented and is used in the creation of two types of programs; applets and applications. However, it is mostly used in writing animated web pages using applets.