Foreword: I am not trying to accomplish a task using this technology but rather asking about the specific use cases of the very first release, out of curiosity.
Was Java used for anything else other than the web in its first release? I am just curious to know whether the very first version of Java was used for anything other than that.
I can't find this sort of information specific to the very first version. I would like to know.
Here is what I have found:
There were five primary goals in the creation of the Java language:
- It must be simple, object-oriented, and familiar.
- It must be robust and secure.
- It must be architecture-neutral and portable.
- It must execute with high performance.
- It must be interpreted, threaded, and dynamic.
wikipedia.com does not answer my question
Java was originally designed for embedded network applications running on multiple platforms. It is a portable, object-oriented, interpreted language.
Does this mean it was originally designed for applets and serverlets, and nothing else?