Java enriches the Internet and Eve Online comes to Europe (PCGH-Retro, May 23)
Sun releases Java and Eve Online launches in Europe – that happened on May 23rd. Every day, PC Games Hardware dares to take a look back at the young but eventful history of the computer.
Source: PC Games Hardware
…1995: At the Sunworld 95 Convention, organizer Sun Microsystems announces Java and Hot Java publicly. The languages for WORA programming (write once, run anywhere – write once, run anywhere) soon established themselves as the standard in web browsers and to this day have a decisive influence on the design of large parts of the Internet. The development was initiated in 1991 when James Gosling developed a programming language for TV set-top boxes. Java, then codenamed Oak (supposedly named after a tree outside Gosling’s office), was up for the job to progressive.
As a cross-platform programming language, Java follows five maxims:
• It should be “simple, object oriented, and familiar”. (It should be simple, object-oriented and familiar)
• It should be “robust and secure”. (It should be stable and safe)
• It should be “architecture neutral and portable”. (It is intended to be architecture independent and portable)
• It should execute with “high performance”. (It should be executable with high performance)
• It should be “interpreted, threaded, and dynamic”. (It should be interpretable, multithreaded and dynamic).
A more detailed explanation is available on the Java home page.
…2003: The massively multiplayer online role-playing game Eve Online is launched in Europe 17 days after the USA and Japan: The players travel through space in a persistent world of a future which takes place in 21,000 years and fulfill missions in the different star systems and interact with each other. The Icelandic company CCP is responsible for the development and maintenance of Eve Online, the publishing was originally taken over by SSI, but this job has now also been taken over by the developer. Atari has been selling the game in Europe since 2009, online it is available, among other things, via Steam, Valve’s sales, distribution and DRM platform.