A Brief History of Java
Starting from 1991 and going all the way to the present, this video by Jesse Davis shows how Java has evolved, weaving it with cultural highlights along the way.
Watching the video it's clear to see that the real hype around Java kicked off around 2002, where J2EE was thought to be the most effective platform for building and deploying web services. From there things really take off - in 2003 Java was on 550 million computers, and since then it has continued it's pervasiveness.For those who have been involved in Java for quite some time, you'll probably enjoy the trip down memory lane. Where Java goes next is interesting - there's no doubt the JVM will prevail, but will we be writing Java or some other scripting language over the JVM in the future?