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Java™ Oracle® Database Development by David J. Gallardo

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The Right Tool at the Right Time

The Java programming language got to where it is today not simply by being in the right place at the right time, but by being the right tool in the right place at the right time.

There's been a lot of research into object-oriented design since the 1960s, and there are now quite a few object-oriented languages, but before Java, no purely object-oriented language had come into widespread use for general-purpose programming. Undeniably, C++ has achieved great popularity, but because it is a hybrid language, it is all too easy to lapse into non-object-oriented ways and to abuse the features it has inherited from C. Java, for many people, has turned out to be a better C++. Java is C++ stripped of the unsafe features ...

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