Java is a popular computer software programming language invented by James Gosling and developed by Sun Microsystems. It is a general-purpose high-level programming language created in the year 1995. Java is an object-oriented language designed to give you the feel of C++. However, it is much simpler and easy in use than C++.
Originally Java was named as OAK but later it changed into Java. With its virtual machine platform, it allows you to create compiled programs that run on nearly every platform.