Definitions for: Java

[n] a simple platform-independent object-oriented programming language used for writing applets that are downloaded from the World Wide Web by a client and run on the client's machine
[n] a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans; "he ordered a cup of coffee"
[n] an island in Indonesia south of Borneo; one of the world's most densely populated regions

Webster (1913) Definition: Ja"va, n.
1. One of the islands of the Malay Archipelago belonging to
the Netherlands.

2. Java coffee, a kind of coffee brought from Java.

Java cat (Zo["o]l.), the musang.

Java sparrow (Zo["o]l.), a species of finch ({Padda
oryzivora}), native of Java, but very commonly kept as a
cage bird; -- called also ricebird, and paddy bird. In
the male the upper parts are glaucous gray, the head and
tail black, the under parts delicate rose, and the cheeks
white. The bill is large and red. A white variety is also
kept as a cage bird.

Synonyms: coffee

See Also: Bandung, beverage, cafe au lait, cafe noir, cafe royale, caffein, caffeine, capital of Indonesia, capuccino, chicory, chicory root, coffee bean, coffee berry, coffee capuccino, coffee royal, decaf, decaffeinated coffee, demitasse, Djakarta, drink, drinkable, Dutch East Indies, espresso, ice coffee, iced coffee, Indonesia, Irish coffee, island, Jakarta, Javan, Javanese, mocha, object-oriented programing language, object-oriented programming language, potable, Republic of Indonesia, Samarang, Semarang, Turkish coffee

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I was interested in Java the beginning, but the problem with Java is you do have to switch your platform.

-- Miguel de Icaza (Mexican Scientist)

In my daily work, I work on very large, complex, distributed systems built out of many Python modules and packages. The focus is very similar to what you find, for example, in Java and, in general, in systems programming languages.

-- Guido van Rossum (Dutch Scientist)

C++ and Java, say, are presumably growing faster than plain C, but I bet C will still be around.

-- Dennis Ritchie (American Scientist)

If you're talking about Java in particular, Python is about the best fit you can get amongst all the other languages. Yet the funny thing is, from a language point of view, JavaScript has a lot in common with Python, but it is sort of a restricted subset.

-- Guido van Rossum (Dutch Scientist)

I'm just an observer of Java, and where Microsoft wants to go with C# is too early to tell.

-- Dennis Ritchie (American Scientist)

Now, it's my belief that Python is a lot easier than to teach to students programming and teach them C or C++ or Java at the same time because all the details of the languages are so much harder. Other scripting languages really don't work very well there either.

-- Guido van Rossum (Dutch Scientist)

Mark Hammond is working in this area, with Windows Scripting Host. It is definitely an area where Python fits almost perfectly. That's quite independent from Java, actually.

-- Guido van Rossum (Dutch Scientist)

This evolution may compromise Java's claim of being simpler than C++, but my guess is that the effort will make Java a better language than it is today.

-- Bjarne Stroustrup (Danish Scientist)

I've never worked with the Java community.

-- Miguel de Icaza (Mexican Scientist)

However, when Java is promoted as the sole programming language, its flaws and limitations become serious.

-- Bjarne Stroustrup (Danish Scientist)

After all, C++ isn't a perfect match for Java's design aims either.

-- Bjarne Stroustrup (Danish Scientist)

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