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Sun Microsystems Starts Java Technology

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.