Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. Java allows you to play online games, chat with people around the world, calculate your mortgage interest, and view images in 3D, just to name a few. It’s also integral to the intranet applications and other e-business solutions that are the foundation of corporate computing. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!On January 27, 2010, Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems. Significantly, Oracle, a software vendor earlier, now owns both hardware and software product lines from Sun Microsystems.