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Java™ Oracle® Database Development by David J. Gallardo

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Chapter 1. Java, Databases, and Oracle

Sun Microsystems' Java programming language seems to have strayed far from its origin in 1991 as a language for networking consumer gadgets, such as a set-top for interactive television. It's tempting to frame the story as a rags-to-riches tale of a tiny language that far surpassed the lowly aspirations that its creators, James Gosling and his colleagues, had for it. Instead of being embedded inside toasters, TVs, and ovens; it's now running on some of the most powerful servers on the Internet, serving information to millions of people around the world. But this really only proves how successful their design was for a programming language designed for networking all kinds of devices.

The tale turned especially ...

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