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What does Gmail use Java for?

Leandro Coutinho
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Hi!

Gmail uses Java, C++ and JavaScript. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Gmail-Gives-a-Peek-Behind-the-Scenes-137402.shtml

For what do you think Gmail uses Java? and C++?

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Yogesh Gnanapraksam
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From what I learnt in HeadFirst Java ..networking chapter
It could be used in the mail server ,server side socket creation,listening,accepting client request,sending requested info ...

Does that make any sense ?
Would like to know the details .
Ulf Dittmer
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Gmail is a web app - that could be written in Java, possibly using GWT. And obviously it involves a mail server - that could be written in Java, although I doubt it.


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Yogesh Gnanapraksam
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At the USENIX annual conference last month, Gmail engineer Adam de Boor surprised the audience by noting that the company's Gmail service was written entirely in JavaScript, and that all of its code, around 443,000 lines worth, was written by hand.


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