It is really hard to believe that Java is twenty years old. Java started as the new kid in the block back in 1995 as a one-man project by James Gosling working deep in the bowels of Sun Microsystems.
Ever since its small start, Java has grown to become the world's number one language worldwide with massive libraries, companies, vendors, developers and an entire ecosystem built around it. Just take a look at the numbers at the Tiobe Index and see for yourself how popular this language really is.
We also celebrate the 20th anniversary of this language by upgrading our software products to the latest version of Java, namely Java 8, which brings many innovative and revolutionary additions to this fantastic development tool.