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1 Introduction to Java Introduction to Java
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Last modified: Jan. 2001 2 Background Background Invented by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems. Started out in 1990 as a programming language for consumer electronics (known as “Oak”). Redesigned in 1993 for Internet programming (renamed Java).
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Last modified: Jan. 2001 3 Major Features Major Features Uses a smaller number of language constructs, comparing to C++. No pointers, structures, operator overloading, multiple inheritance, etc. Does automatic garbage collection. Object-Oriented Except for some well-defined primitive data types, everything is an object.
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Last modified: Jan. 2001 4 Major Features (continued) Major Features (continued) Distributed Designed to support applications and applets on networks. Multithreaded Built-in support for threading and synchronization.
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Last modified: Jan. 2001 5 Major Features (continued) Major Features (continued) Interpreted Java source code is compiled to
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