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the origin of java name

Posted by raul maria (friends of kishori) on August 17, 2000 at 10:36 AM

> One textbook suggests early programmers chose "Oak" for the name
> of the new language, but eventually selected "Java." Any reliable
> account of the reason(s) for the choice of "Java"

In the beginning they thought calling it "Oak", but this name was already
registered, so, when they were thinking in a new one, they realized
that "java" (the name that American give familiarly to coffee) was
a great name, so that's it.


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