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THE Java™ Programming Language, Fourth Edition by James Gosling, Ken Arnold, David Holmes

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Preface

 

Beautiful buildings are more than scientific. They are true organisms, spiritually conceived; works of art, using the best technology by inspiration rather than the idiosyncrasies of mere taste or any averaging by the committee mind.

 
 --Frank Lloyd Wright

The Java programming language has been warmly received by the world community of software developers and Internet content providers. Users of the Internet and World Wide Web benefit from access to secure, platform-independent applications that can come from anywhere on the Internet. Software developers who create applications in the Java programming language benefit by developing code only once, with no need to “port” their applications to every software and hardware platform.

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