(later called HotJava Browser
to distinguish it from HotJava Views
) is a modular, extensible web browser
from Sun Microsystems
implemented in Java
. It was the first browser to support Java applets
, and was Sun's demonstration platform for the then new technology. It has since been discontinued and is now no longer supported.
In 1994, a team of Java developers started writing WebRunner, which was a clone of the internet browser Mosaic
. It was based on the Java
programming language. The name WebRunner was a tribute to the Blade Runner
WebRunner's first public demonstration was given by John Gage and James Gosling at the Technology Entertainment Design Conference in Monterey, California in 1995. Renamed HotJava, it was officially announced in May the same year at the SunWorld conference.