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Happy 15th!Tuesday May 25, 2010
A comment on my previous blog entry pointed out that Java's 15th birthday is right about now. It's been quite a roller coaster. Seeing what people have done with Java over the years has been totally awe-inspiring.

Now is also roughly the time when JavaOne would have been happening. Mostly because it's fun (and great therapy), I whipped up a couple of images that Oracle could use for t-shirts if they'd like. I'd like to think that they'll pull a rabbit out of a hat when they do their version of JavaOne in the fall, and end up with something cool and interesting.

Thanks to those who "liked" me on the 25 years of .com site. I'm not quite 10x Oracle's score, but I'm pretty comfortably ahead.

Comments:

James, I've had the honor to meet you in person when you were at Sun Tech days (2005 - Bangalore, India). I'm an ex-Sun employee and I feel its not right if I don't leave a comment here! You & Sun are the reason for my existence, James. I provide decent food and shelter to my family because of you and Sun. I owe a lot to you, but I know I won't be able to pay you back. I know you know this - you changed life, a lot of it!!

Posted by Sanjeev Cherengotil on May 25, 2010 at 05:28 PM PDT #

15 years!!! The year was 1997 when I first experimented with Java. I had been a Win32 VC++ developer till then, but after Java, one thing led to another and I moved over to Unix and developed using Java for over a decade. Those are the days which will remain etched into my psyche the rest of my life. Thank you for helping me remember this particular part of my past.

Posted by Mayuresh Kathe on May 25, 2010 at 11:12 PM PDT #

i heartly wants to congratulate the java for its 15 birthday and congratulate father of java for his leading language. Long live java

Posted by amit shukla on May 26, 2010 at 06:00 AM PDT #

Happy birthday Java, I don't know what my life would be without it, thank you james

Posted by Selim on May 26, 2010 at 09:36 AM PDT #

I remember when Java has released as an alpha (beta?), and I worked on porting it to OS/2. It was pretty crude back then, considering the modern sophistication of the HotSpot JVM, and how the JDK libraries have grown over the years. But even then Java was a compelling idea. I still have my Java 10th Year Birthday luggage tag from JavaOne five years ago. I suspect JavaOne won't be the same this fall; it just seems unnatural to hold it outside of May/June!

Posted by Ron on May 26, 2010 at 07:23 PM PDT #

How do you make pictures like "Cyberspace Needs Trees"?

Posted by Glenn on May 26, 2010 at 08:28 PM PDT #

Happy birthday! :-) And thank you.

Posted by Geertjan on May 27, 2010 at 02:53 AM PDT #

Hope your new age will be wonderful, JAVA

Posted by Mustafa Sait ÖZEN on May 27, 2010 at 03:42 AM PDT #

James, do u use blender to make pictures like the top of this page? ..by the way Java rocks, thx for eternity, James

Posted by salc2 on May 27, 2010 at 02:52 PM PDT #

Thanks a lot Mr. James gosling for creating the wonderful world of java .It has been a boon to all of us .I'm in love with java the day I coded my first program in it. It has been great experience. Recently certified on java and nothing has been more satisfying experience. Hope for a great future for java and all the Java lover's.

Posted by Mrugen Deshmukh on May 27, 2010 at 10:17 PM PDT #

happy birthday!

Posted by martin on May 27, 2010 at 10:45 PM PDT #

Happy Birthday! and many happy returns of the day.

Posted by TechBabu on May 27, 2010 at 11:44 PM PDT #

Happy birth day Java and i would also want to congratulate the father of java for making java most successful programming language in computer world. Thanks lot James

Posted by Brajesh K on May 28, 2010 at 12:44 AM PDT #

Happy Birthday . I still wonder when James started writing Oaks he would not have wondered it to be the De-facto programming language 20 years hence after . Hats Off ... Java will remain for a long long time to come . Waiting for some new James to write again !!!!!!!!

Posted by DemoMan on May 28, 2010 at 07:05 PM PDT #

Happy Birthday Java, Java is my Breath, Like human life start with breath, and ends with breath my life is same like this. Like breath, people can't live without breath they can live without water, food, mobile, home,etc but must need breath, I can't live without java. Thanks Paresh Vasani

Posted by Paresh Vasani on May 29, 2010 at 12:55 AM PDT #

Hi James Glad to celebrate Java 15th birthday. You are the great and I am really honor you. I have been still working as a java programmer for almost 12 years until up to now. On the other hand you help my life to earn a reasonable amount. I made a right decision choosing Java. James please keep going on this excellent work. Ko Ko

Posted by Ko Ko on May 29, 2010 at 06:22 AM PDT #

really nice sharing thanks

Posted by basur on May 29, 2010 at 07:29 AM PDT #

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Posted by Radin on May 30, 2010 at 06:51 AM PDT #

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