Sep 29, 2007

why JAVA is named "JAVA" ...


yapp, one of my friend got stuck by this question on her job interview..and then i also got blank when she told me about it. i searched the web at once for the significance of this nomenclature...
and this is what i got...
James Gosling, who joined Sun in 1984, recalls the moment ,"It's surprisingly difficult to find a good name for a programming language, as the team discovered after many hours of brainstorming. Finally, inspiration struck one day during a trip to the local coffee shop". No wonder Sun uses the picture of a coffee cup as their brand icon !
Others have speculated that the name Java came from several individuals involved in the project: James gosling, Arthur Van hoff, Andy bechtolsheim.