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J2EE™ Tutorial, The by Beth Stearns, Monica Pawlan, Eric Jendrock, Kim Haase, Dale Green, Stephanie Bodoff

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Foreword

I joined Sun—actually, a small Sun spin-off called FirstPerson—in August 1993. I knew about the company because a few of my favorite coworkers had left NeXT to work at FirstPerson. But my main reason for joining was that I loved the cartoony user interfaces FirstPerson was developing, interfaces that featured a character nicknamed Duke. [1]

[1] You can get more information about Duke in the article “It’s Duke’s Birthday, Too!”:

http://java.sun.com/features/1999/05/duke.html.

Figure F-1. Duke, the Unofficial Mascot of the Java™ Platform

FirstPerson’s first demo, called Star 7, was a household remote control with a small touchscreen. By the ...

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