Java 1 Features



Release Date: January 23, 1996

This was the initial release and was originally called Oak. This had very unstable APIs and one java web browser named WebRunner.

The first stable version, JDK 1.0.2, was called Java 1.

On February 19, 1997, JDK 1.1 was released having a list of big features such as:

  • AWT event model
  • Inner classes
  • JavaBeans
  • JDBC
  • RMI
  • Reflection which supported Introspection only, no modification at runtime was possible.
  • JIT (Just In Time) compiler for Windows