Application Development: The Life and Times of Java and James Gosling

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2010-04-13 Print this article Print
The Life and Times of Java and James Gosling

The Life and Times of Java and James Gosling

by Darryl K. Taft
James Gosling, known as the Father of Java, has decided to leave Oracle, tendering his resignation on April 2 and letting the world know about it in a blog post on April 9. Gosling started up the effort that eventually became Java in the early '90s and Sun Microsystems introduced the innovative Java technology in 1995. Gosling has since been the face of the Java language and Java platform, appearing at the annual JavaOne events as the avuncular champion of the technology. Now that Sun is part of Oracle, some of the prominent denizens of Sun have begun to leave, and Gosling by far is the most prominent. This slide show takes a look at some of what Gosling has brought the IT industry, and also at some of the places Gosling might bring his talents to in the future.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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