This Day in History: February 1
February 1, 1991
Sun Microsystems Starts Java Technology
Mike Sheridan, James Gosling, and Patrick Naughton of Sun Microsystems, Inc. start to develop Java technology. It grew out of a Sun project in embedded control called *7 (Star Seven). Naughton focused on Aspen graphics system, Gosling on programming language ideas, and Sheridan on business development.