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Java, A Beginner’s Guide, 5th Edition by Herbert Schildt

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The Java Buzzwords

No overview of Java is complete without a look at the Java buzzwords. Although the fundamental forces that necessitated the invention of Java are portability and security, other factors played an important role in molding the final form of the language. The key considerations were summed up by the Java design team in the following list of buzzwords.

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