An Interview with James Gosling: Inventor of the Java Programming Language

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CURRENT POSITION

CTO Client Software Group and Sun Fellow, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

CLAIMS TO FAME

Inventor of Java, the world’s most popular programming language; originator of UNIX Emacs

DATE OF BIRTH

May 19, 1955

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Carnegie Melon University, 1983

M.Sc. in Computer Science, Carnegie Melon University, 1982

B.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Calgary, 1977

FAVORITE PASTIMES & HOBBIES

3D modeling, hiking, and skiing

BIOGRAPHY

James’ doctoral thesis was “The Algebraic Manipulation of Constraints.” He has built satellite data acquisition ...

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