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What is Coffee Cup Symbol of Java Means?

Liju Samuel
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I asked many of my friend s about the Coffee Cup symbol of JAVA.....But most of them gave different answers....So please friends please give a clear answer......


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It's a coffee cup, not a tea cup. "Java" is slang for coffee.


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if you don't know, how can you be sure they gave you the 'wrong' answer?


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Bear Bibeault wrote:It's a coffee cup, not a tea cup. "Java" is slang for coffee.



Perhaps it suggests, Java can be anyones cup of tea!


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Treimin Clark
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"Java" is a type of coffee
Liju Samuel
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Thanks..................
harilal ithikkat
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Treimin Clark said "Java" is a type of coffee



i thought Java is a programming language...........




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Treimin Clark
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harilal ithikkat wrote:
i thought Java is a programming language...........


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Mandar Khire
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I think, James A. Gosling,the father of the Java programming language thought as follows

The first exports of Indonesian coffee from Java to the Netherlands occurred in 1711.
By drinking lot of coffee man get addicted, same time its benefit also lot( i get this).
Same for java programming language, by this language man get lots of benefits, so he get addicted to use it only.

So this coffee cup symbol/logo use by Sun Microsystem for Java Programming language.


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Liju Samuel
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Thankx dear friendz...............Thanks for your valuable suggestions...........
Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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Java is the name of the island in Indonesia. The Java coffee is from the Java island.


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Rahul Juneja
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Idea of java came to developers mind being in a resort in java - Indonesian island.

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Rahul Juneja wrote:Idea of java came to developers mind being in a resort in java - Indonesian island.

Plus its a better name than the first choice: Oak
Muse Ran
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.... and when you are doing development work (java coding) you use to take break.. JAVA (/COFFEE) break..


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Sumit Bisht
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... and I thought it had something to do with the lingo of geeks who invented it.
sumi essakiappan
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Actually the java develepment team called Green project consisting of james gosling,patrick naughton,chris wrath,ed frank and mike sheridan used to hav tea at a coffee shop called java.dats how the name came and the symbol too....
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According to this article Java got its name from a bunch of marketing guys tossing out a bunch of names and Gosling and the rest of the team ranking them. I've seen that story a few times, and at least one of them was from a source I considered authoritative, though I can't recall if it was Gosling himself or somebody else.
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I've heard the story that it came from the name of a coffee shop, too. Tried to find the original reference -- a particular long history document written by someone who was there -- but can't. If I come across it again I'll repost.


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During sleepless nights at one's desk punching away at the keyboard and spewing lines of code what better companion than a Hot Cuppa Coffee?

The bigwig's behind Java are not inconsiderate, to say the least....

 
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