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Old 03 December 2008, 06:45 PM
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Comment: I recently heard a story that the programming language Java got
its name after the managers locked the developers in a room until they
could come up with a name and after several hours and drinking a lot of
coffoe they settled upon the name Java. Now i am pretty sure this is a
rumor but i would like to know for sure
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Old 03 December 2008, 07:02 PM
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I've heard the tale before, but cannot vouch for whether it is true or not.
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Old 03 December 2008, 09:12 PM
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So why did they decide to call it Java?

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a brainstorming session was held to come up with ideas for a new name. The session was attended by all members of what was then called the Live Oak group, those of us actively working on the new language. The end result was that about ten possible names were chosen. They were then submitted to the legal department. Three of them came back clean: Java, DNA, and Silk. No one remembers who first came up with the name 'Java.' Only one person, to the best of my knowledge, has ever suggested in public to being the creator of the name
There is a lot more in the article.
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Old 03 December 2008, 10:06 PM
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I always had the idea of it being an acronym.
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Old 03 December 2008, 10:25 PM
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I always had the idea of it being an acronym.
Can we make one up, and start a new UL saying that's where it came from?

I'm glad they chose Java... "I'm a Silk Programmer" just doesn't have the same ring.
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Old 03 December 2008, 10:34 PM
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Can we make one up, and start a new UL saying that's where it came from?
But doesn't that stand against everything this board stands for?

I can't think of one...
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Old 04 December 2008, 01:07 AM
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Jimmy's Audio Visual Application - Named after a the creator's sick child.

man that J's a hard one...

Java Application Voids Acronyms - Named so because it's hard to think of a decent acronym.

Just Ask Visiting Aliens - Just ask them, they'll tell you what it means.

Altered "Arse Sole" Statesman
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Old 04 December 2008, 01:24 AM
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I'd vote for Just Another Visual Application.
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Old 04 December 2008, 12:04 PM
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I always had the idea of it being an acronym.
Just another vague acronym?

(really though, in one of my Java books it says that it's just that is sounded cool)
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