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origin of java

rambabu bandam

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Can any one tell me the exact reason why java is named as java?
Piet Verdriet
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Mark Vedder
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In the article Piet Verdriet references, when it discusses the origin of Java, there's a footnote (#5) that links to an entry in Jonathan Schwartz's blog. (Jonathan is the CEO of Sun; the entry was made when Sun changed its stock symbol to JAVA.) In that entry is an e-mail from James Gosling (Java's creator) that details the story of Java's name.
Amit Ghorpade

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..and welcome to Javaranch, rambabu bandam

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I agree. Here's the link:
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