If a non-developer asked you “What is Java?”, how would you respond? Sure, you can give the Wikipedia definition, but this answer cannot stand up to simple inquiries that a history of Java should include (things like “who makes Java?”), could it?

A Short History of Java

Indeed, could you answer questions about how new features get added, who decides what features do or don’t make it to future versions, and how does a team of dedicated Java platform engineers and random developers around the world influence the language?

Have you ever wondered what the whole “Java” thing is really about, and why, did it take so long to get lambdas into Java?

About the eBook

This report covers basically everything about the history of the Java programming language that doesn’t have to deal with the actual code itself.

Regardless of whether you’re a developer, architect or team manager, knowing about how Java is planned, executed, shipped and basically made available consistently and reliably around the world, from students in Afghanistan to former .NET architects switching sides to Java in California.

“Most people talk about Java the language, and this may sound odd coming from me, but I could hardly care less. At the core of the Java ecosystem is the JVM.”

James Gosling, creator of the Java Programming Language

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